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June 24-30 

The Summer of 73 is a week-long college experience for 
alumnae and alumni, parents, theirfriends, and theirfamilies. 
Inspired by the success of last year's summer college, the 
University is again sponsoring an on-campus academic pro- 
gram which will recapture the excitement of the classrooms, 
art studios, and dorm life at Brown. 

Some of your friends and classmates who came back last 
year said: "// was stimulating, satisfying and educational in 
many ways and on many levels. Please have another so we 
can come back." "How short the davs werel" 

This year's program consists of two courses to be taken 
by all adult participants plus two optional mini-courses and 
a special program for children 8 to 15 years old. Now is the 
time for you and your family to sign up. 



Four members of Brown's new creative and performing arts 
programs have designed a course which will examine the 
every-day and the out-of-the-way art in our lives through a 
combination of full-group and individual studio experiences. 
Workshops will offer time for participants to be directly in- 
volved in the relationship of the arts to the concerns of our 
society and to participate in the creative process. Lectures 
and discussions will relate the workshop experiences to 
basic principles and concepts. 


Many Americans are concerned that the old concepts of 
freedom upon which our society and nation were founded 
are being challenged from many directions. Freedom of the 
press is a daily issue in the papers. Individual choice in 
matters from consumer goods through education appears 
more limited every day. Responding to this concern through 
lectures and discussions, four of Brown's most distinguished 

and popular faculty members will examine the concep 
freedom in the United States in 1973 and in the future. 



Your Mind and the Computer 
Your Body and the Dance 


This year the summer college will include a program of re' 
ational and educational activities for children 8-15 year J 
age. Families will live together in the dorms, but a care 1) 
planned and closely supervised schedule for the chik r 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will free parents for their c 
activities. The optional evening programs will be a comb 
tion of family and separate activities. 


The Summer of '73 is open to all alumnae and alumni, 1 
husbands and wives, parents of Brown students, their trie 
and their children 8 years of age and older. 

The fee schedule is: $325 per resident couple. 

$175 per resident single. 

$160perchild (8-15 years old). 

$ 80 per Brown student with pa Ti 

$130 per non-resident. 

$ 10 per person per mini-cours 

To register, send a deposit of $50 per person to Surrsi 
of '73, Box 1920, Brown University, Providence, R. I. 02:2 
(Deposit is non-refundable after May 25.) 



Brown Alumni Monthly April 1973, Vol. 73, No. 7 

In this issue 

2 Under the Elms 

The controversy about the cheerleaders and the national an- 
them. . . . Brown's Equal Employment Opportunity officer. . . . 
The 205th Commencement. ... A seminar on auto emissions 
is held on campus. . . . Brown's new swimming pool meets 
the press. 

12 The Proposal for a New Theater Arts Center 

The University has revealed its imaginative plans for a theater 
arts center — and they include turning Lyman Gym into an ex- 
perimental theater and Colgate Hoyt Pool into a dance studio. 

17 'In Show Business, Cherish the Ups and Drive the Downs from 
Your Memory' 

Burt Shevelove '37, one of Brown's most distinguished alumni 
in the performing arts, returns to the campus to look over the 
plans for the theater arts center — and to reminisce about the 
early days of Brownbrokers. 

20 When Death Seems Certain . . . 

When is a person dead? Because of technological advances in 
medicine, answering that question is not as simple as it once 
was. A professor of medical science and the University chaplain 
discussed that question — and others — at a recent continuing 
education seminar. 

24 Staying On 

There have always been Brown graduates who stayed on to 
work for the University. Now there seem to be more doing that. 
Five young graduates talked recently about why they remained 
on College Hill. 


10 Carrying the Mail 
30 Sports 

34 The Classes 
48 On Stage 

The cover: An architect's sketch of how the entrance to Brown's 
proposed theater arts center might look from Waterman Street. 
The present Faunce House Theater is on the right (see pages 


Robert M. Rhodes 

Associate Editors 

John F. Barry, Jr. '50 
Ann Banks 

Assistant Editor 

Hazel M. Goff 

Editorial Assistant 

Christine Bowman '72 

Design Consultant 

Don Paulhus 

Board of Editors 


Garrett D. Byrnes '26 


Gladys Chernack Kapstein '40 

Anthony L. Aeschliman '65 
Robert G. Berry '44 
Cornelia Dean '69 
Doris Stearn Donovan '59 
James E. DuBois '50 
Ruth Burt Ekstrom '53 
Beverly Hodgson Leventhal '70 
Douglas R. Riggs '61 

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Under the Elms 

By the Editors 

The cheerleaders and the national anthem 


One of the problems of reporting 
on controversy in a monthly magazine is 
that one month's crisis is next month's 
yawn. (What usually happens is that 
just as a furor has died down on campus 
and in the local media, the Brown 
Alumni Monthly publishes an account 
which stirs up a second wave of protest 
from the out-of-towners.) 

If there ever was an issue in need 
of some perspective, it is the case of the 
basketball cheerleaders and "The Star 
Spangled Banner." A thorough study of 
all the implications and reverberations 
of the incident would probably provide 
enough material for a master's thesis in 
sociology. As it was, several trees must 
have been sacrificed to manufacture the 
newsprint necessary to run all the letters 
to the editor carried in the Brown and 
Providence newspapers. 

The issue was touched off when 
the eight Brown basketball cheerleaders 
did not stand for the national anthem 
before the game against Providence Col- 
lege at the downtown Civic Center on 
March 8. As a result, the Providence 
City Council unanimously passed a reso- 
lution deploring the incident and calling 
for an investigation. President Donald F. 
Hornig responded with a statement that 
the cheerleaders "violated no statute or 
University regulation and were within 
their rights. . . ." The cheerleaders, who 
are all black women, officially declined 
to comment beyond saying that the an- 
them "does not express ideas we agree 

That spare recitation of facts does 
not begin to convey the complexities of 
the issue. To start with, according to 
The Providence Journal, the City Coun- 
cil meeting at which the cheerleaders 
were censured seemed like an episode in 
mass hysteria. The grievances that were 
aired at the meeting had more to do 
with the permissiveness and moral laxity 
that allegedly exist at Brown than with 
the cheerleaders' action. "The Brown 
campus," said Councilman William G. 
Bradshaw '33, "is nothing but a vile 
mess. Oh, how I dislike walking across 

it. That is no longer my college. 

"And let's look further," he added, 
in a voice which the Journal described 
as quaking with emotion. "There used to 
be races on the Seekonk River until ex- 
cessive drinking forced their curtail- 
ment." Bradshaw, a member of his class' 
40th reunion committee, went on to 
charge that students take an apartment 
off campus and "a couple of weeks later 
there are seven or eight of them, all liv- 
ing together, male and female, indis- 
criminately. . . . And what about rock 
concerts?" he added. "What's all this 
coming to?" 

Although Bradshaw was the most 
vehement in his remarks, other council- 
men expressed similar sentiments. Coun- 
cilman Anthony Sciaretta accused the 
Brown administration and The Provi- 
dence Journal of being blase about the 
incident. He said that they would not 
have reacted that way if the cheerlead- 
ers had appeared in "skimpy bikinis." 

Skimpy bikinis! Drinking on the 
Seekonk! What's going on here? There 
is, perhaps, a clue in Councilman Brad- 
shaw's remark that the issue of the 
cheerleaders should be used to recon- 
sider Brown's tax-exempt status. "Har- 
vard pays municipal taxes, so does Yale, 
why not Brown?" he asked. 

Several possible sanctions were sug- 
gested by Councilman Edward Xavier, 
co-sponsor of the resolution. He told 
the Brawn Daily Herald that the investi- 
gation would be designed to ascertain 
whether any of the cheerleaders were 
"subsidized by the government" through 
scholarships. "If they are, we're going 
to recommend a cutback of funds," he 
said. He also said that he was consider- 
ing asking that Brown not be permitted 
to play any more games in the Civic 
Center. "The Civic Center was built by 
Americans for Americans. If they are 
not going to act like Americans, we 
don't want them in there." 

According to Steven Fortunato, 
counsel for the cheerleaders, the women 
were completely within their First 

Amendment rights when they refused to 
stand for the anthem. In 1942, he said, 
the Supreme Court ruled that "you 
cannot coerce allegiance to the flag." 
The Court also ruled that "any public 
building or park cannot condition the 
lease of the premises on some sort of 
political or religious test," Fortunato 
said. When the BDH questioned Coun- 
cilman Xavier about the constitutionality 
of his proposal, he replied, "I don't be- 
lieve in the Supreme Court. They didn't 
pay for the building." 

While the City Council was making 
whatever political hay was to be made 
over the issue, students and local citizens 
were expressing their opinions at length 
in the letters columns of The Providence 
Journal and the BDH. In contrast to the 
sweeping denunciations against general 
moral license heard from the councilmen, 
most of the letter-writers confined their 
remarks to the actual episode, either 
supporting or criticizing the cheerleaders. 

One of the issues that was raised 
was the question of whether the cheer- 
leaders should be regarded as official 
representatives of the University. A 
Brown student wrote that the cheerlead- 
ers did not have the right to make indi- 
vidual protests because "when they put 
on a uniform and are representing 
Brown University . . . they lose some 
of their individual freedom. . . ." 

Athletic Director Andy Geiger feels 
that this position should be evaluated in 
light of the history of the cheerleaders. 
The basketball cheerleading squad — in 
Geiger's words — "invented itself" two 
years ago. The women took the initia- 
tive to make their own uniforms, design 
their own cheers, and form the first bas- 
ketball cheerleading squad at Brown in 
24 years. 

The squad has remained seated 
during the national anthem since they 
first took the floor as cheerleaders. On 
several occasions last year, they were 
joined in their action by large groups 
of spectators, most of whom were black. 
The split between those who stood and 
those who sat was causing unpleasant- 
ness, Geiger says, so it was decided 
simply to stop playing the anthem at 
home basketball games, "It is, after all, 
possible to play basketball without hear- 
ing The Star Spangled Banner' first," 
says Geiger. "Maybe we can be accused 
of expediency, but we decided not to 
make an issue of it." 

(The gesture of not rising for the 
national anthem has been associated 

with black protest against racism in 
America. There were incidents involving 
black athletes' reactions to the anthem at 
the Olympic games last year and in 

The cheerleaders decided not to 
make a statement defending or explain- 
ing their action, so that people who 
wrote letters in support of their right 
to dissent offered different interpreta- 
tions of why the women declined to 
stand. One obvious construction is that 
the cheerleaders did not want to lend 
symbolic support to an anthem extolling 
"the land of the free" when that con- 
cept has excluded black people for much 
of America's history. As John Belcher 
'75 wrote in the Herald, he did not see 
how it was possible to condemn some- 
one for "failing to hold in esteem a sym- 
bol which to that person represents a 
history of racism and oppression." 

Anthropology Professor Philip Leis, 
who has studied patriotism as it is man- 
ifested in the Bristol (R.I.) Fourth of 
July parade, says that it is not at all 
surprising that the cheerleaders' protest 
caused such hue and cry. "It is the na- 
ture of symbols," he says, "that they 
have an evocative and emotive quality. 
There is not just an intellectual associa- 
tion between the symbol and what it is 
supposed to represent. For some people, 
respect for the flag is intrinsically identi- 
fied with love of country." 

For Richard A. Nurse, the black as- 
sociate director of admission at Brown, 
the City Council bill to investigate the 
cheerleaders was a civil libertarian issue, 
symbolic of government suppression. As 
Nurse wrote in a letter to the Journal, 
the councilman who introduced the legis- 
lation "acted on his personal set of val- 
ues. The issue is not whether those val- 
ues are right or wrong, but whether our 
elected officials should use their powers 
to condemn and punish the values of 
other citizens acting within the confines 
of the law." (According to Nurse, the 
City Council resolution was not "simply 
another bit of racial demagoguery," be- 
cause it appeared that "during the draft- 
ing of the bill many of the councilmen 
were unaware that all of the Brown 
cheerleaders are black.") 

Nurse went on to say, "I chose to 
stand for the national anthem at the 
Civic Center on the night the Brown 
cheerleaders chose to sit. Their choice 
was not against the law and did not 
abridge my choice. I stood because . . . 
I know that there are very few countries 
in this world where those two choices 

could live together in the same arena.' 
He added that the Council's action hai 
caused him to decide not to stand for 
the national anthem in Providence "ur 
the resolution is rescinded and the rea 
meaning is restored to the song." 

Athletic Director Geiger says it is 
not yet certain what the outcome of tj- 
issue will be. He plans to talk the matt 
over with the cheerleaders to see what 
their feelings are, but he does not see 
his way clear to telling them what the' 
should do. "I don't think that standinj 
for the national anthem should be a 
prerequisite for being a cheerleader or 
an athlete at Brown," he says. (The ba 
ketball team members, four of whom ; 
black, do stand for the anthem.) "The 
controversy hurts us, of course," Geig 
admits. "It hurts the program. But I ju 
hope that people will remember that tl 
basketball team had a very good year- 
there was considerable pride around h 
when they beat Penn and Princeton. 
The cheerleaders have done a good jol 
of livening up the crowd and eliciting 
support from the student body, and th 
has been very important to the team." 

Making art history available 
to the museum visitor 

The meticulous historical specula- 
tion of art history can be obscure to tl 
uninitiated. And a novice to the world 
art might imagine an art historian as i 
old eccentric, dottering along the dark , 
musty corridors of museums and castlj 

The master's program in art histc 
at Brown has found a way to banish 
such preconceptions and make art his-i 
tory pleasantly accessible to the averaJ 
museum visitor. The program turns oil 
scholarly researchers who also happerj 
to know how to share their expertise ' 
with the public. j 

How can scholasticism, social ser' 
ice, and job training possibly be com- 
bined? Each year since 1967, the enter 
class of M.A. candidates has thrown r 
self into the task of conceiving and 
mounting a museum exhibition and pi 
lishing an accompanying scholarly cat 
log. The process of preparing an exhil 
introduces a variety of problems whic 
takes students deep into the academic 
sues of their subject — and beyond the 

"Doing an exhibition is really a 
great thing," says Catherine Wilkinso 
the assistant professor supervising th( 

luate seminar project this year. "You 
i just make a scholarly argument — 
hisualize it." 

When all the scholastic investiga- 
linto a problem is finished, the over- 
iiore has just begun. The students 
ihave to convince others of their 
iusions. And to do so, they need 
%s of art to back up arguments. They 
l| to locate widely dispersed works, 
bnd choose which of the available 
is to include in the exhibit, talk with 
borrow from private collectors, and 
1 the ins and outs of getting a mu- 
1 loan. 

'Then they have to arrange for in- 
.ice and handling of the borrowed 
IS, .md cope with the problems of 
pying the exhibit, promoting it, and 
(ining it. With the catalog come still 
; difficulties — editorial judgments, 
I 'ration among contributors, quality 
diKtion of art works, and maintain- 
i rholastic integrity while also in- 
I ng the casual viewer about the 

The nine M.A. candidates this year 
did all of these things in preparing the 
sixth of the graduate student shows. 
Their exhibit was "Drawings and Prints 
of the First Maneira 1515-1535." The 
product of a collaboration with the Rhode 
Island School of Design Museum, the 
show was mounted there for a run of 
four weeks in February and March. 

New York Times Art Critic John 
Canaday advised art enthusiasts that the 
show's concept and execution were 
enough "to make drawing buffs lust for 
a trip to the Rhode Island capital." The 
exhibit concerned an experimental and 
controversial moment in art history — the 
years immediately following the High 
Renaissance and leading into the period 
of mannerism, which has what Canaday 
calls connotations of "artificiality, affec- 
tation, witless exaggeration, and perver- 
sion. . . ." 

One of the arguments the exhibition 
made — and one which Canaday en- 
dorsed — is that such pejorative terms 
are undeserved, that the artists repre- 

sented in the show were instead "the 
first generation of individualists at all 
comparable to the extreme individualists 
that we accept all artists as being today. 
(They) were fascinated by more in- 
tensely expressive modifications no mat- 
ter what jettisoning of the realistic struc- 
ture was involved. ... In the finest 
drawings of these early decades there is 
a sense of release — of both the hand and 
the spirit — that accounts for their special 

Putting aside academic and histori- 
cal considerations, the exhibit stood 
easily on its visual appeal alone. The 
nightmares and mythical preoccupations 
of the artists, the distortions and inter- 
pretations of previous artistic concerns, 
easily intrigued even those who stum- 
bled accidentally upon the exhibit. 

As the catalog's authors indicate, 
"Individuality was often stressed to the 
point of eccentricity," and naturalism 
gave way to "unreal spatial formations, 
anatomical distortions, and subjective 
rhythmic structures." 

[if the paintings in the exhibit was "The Judgment of Paris" by 
7ntonio Raimondi (1480-1530), on loan from the Yale Unii^ersity Art Gallery. 


'There's always new talent — 
Brown must seek it out' 

Almost four years ago, a complaint 
was filed with the Department of Health, 
Education, and Welfare alleging that 
Brown was discriminating against 
women in hiring and personnel policies. 
Brown and HEW determined that this 
was indeed so, and began devising an 
"affirmative action" plan to correct past 
injustices to women and minorities at all 
levels of University employment {BAM, 
October 1971 and July 1972). 

To make sure that steps be taken 
and that Brown in fact mends its ways, 
the University hired James E. Tisdale as 
its Equal Employment Opportunity Of- 
ficer and special assistant to the presi- 
dent. Before taking this job last July, 
Tisdale served Brown for three years in 
its New York City development office. 
But, he says, "Most of my adult life has 
been spent in civil rights." He has been 
a liaison official between the NAACP 
and HEW for contract compliance; he 
spent three years in anti-poverty pro- 
grams in Bridgeport, Conn.; he was ex- 
ecutive director of the Greater Bridge- 
port Urban Coalition; and for about a 
decade he has been associated in a va- 
riety of roles with the NAACP, pri- 
marily in the youth and college division. 

Tisdale — a Brown employee not re- 
sponsible to HEW in any way — is here 
to help the University be what it has 
said it is — an equal opportunity em- 
ployer. His job entails recognizing ex- 
isting inequities and correcting them, and 
assuring that new positions are opened 
to all qualified applicants. Tisdale com- 
pares his role to that of an accountant. 
Whereas the accountant must keep fi- 
nancial records to satisfy IRS that Brown 
is operating legally, the EEO officer must 
compile records to satisfy HEW that 
Brown is meeting a different kind of 
legal obligation. "I make sure we're pay- 
ing our taxes as far as HEW is concerned 
— our 'humane' taxes," he says. 

If government officials decide Brown 
has not done so, it might mean serious 
trouble. The punishment for non-com- 
pliance could be complete withdrawal of 
federal funds from the University. Cur- 
rent estimates have those funds at 
around $9.5 million annually. 

Since Tisdale's job involves chang- 
ing hiring procedures and adjusting the 

make-up of the work force to achieve 
a fairer balance, he meets with some de- 
fensive reaction amongst the hirers. 
"The hardest traditions to change are in 
the faculty," he says, referring to the 
"buddy system" of asking only other 
department chairmen to scout around 
and recommend possible applicants for 
positions. "Some department heads are 
coming around and making a real effort 
to broaden the applicant pool. There are 
some too who are trying to skirt the 
whole procedure. I have found more 
problems with faculty appointments 
than with administrative ones, and I an- 
ticipate that this trend will continue." 

It was Tisdale's intervention in ad- 
ministrative appointments last fall, 
though, that first gained widespread at- 
tention for the affirmative action pro- 
gram and Brown's EEO officer. Tisdale 
charged then that the University had 
conducted narrow and thus unsatisfac- 
tory searches for candidates to fill two 
positions — dean of undergraduate coun- 
seling and executive director of HERS, 
a regional academic women's employ- 
ment service operating out of Brown. 

The first of the contended appoint- 
ments, that of Thomas Bechtel as dean 
of undergraduate counseling, was upheld 
since the appointment had been ap- 
proved and finalized by the Corporation 
prior to the challenge. The appointment 
of Dr. Lilli (Mrs. Donald F.) Hornig as 
director of HERS, however, became the 
subject of considerable controversy. 
After reviewing the circumstances of 

Jim Tisdale at the campus seminar 
on affirmative action programs. 

her appointment, a special subcommii 
of the Advisory and Executive Comiri 
tee of the Corporation concluded that 
the applicant search had "involved su| 
cient consideration for the principles ! 
affirmative action and was conducted 
good faith." The Corporation then ap 
proved Dr. Hornig's appointment. 

Brown's EEO officer recognizes t 
there is widespread apprehension regi 
ing affirmative action. To counteract ; 
what he feels is considerable misundcj 
standing of such programs, he organ! 
a day-long seminar in March dealing 
with the controversy and explaining \\ 
program's goals and procedures. i 

About 100 people from both the I 
University and the Rhode Island com 
munity attended the keynote speech c 
cerning job quotas. Workshops held 1 
in the day dealt with the legal and ad 
ministrative details of HEW guidelim 
fair employment practices for student 
the role of women's groups in affirma 
tive action plans, and employment pr 
tices in the Providence area. Respons 
to the seminar was good, Tisdale say: 
the one exception being that campus 
women's groups would have liked a 
greater emphasis on ending sex discri 

Tisdale is concerned that he mu; 
work against "the general anti-affirir 
tive action attitude here," and is dete 
mined that equal opportunity employ 
ment be taken seriously. "The Unive 
sity should continue to hire the best ]■ 
son for a position," he reaffirms, but 
fair employment practices need not b 
sacrificed to that end. "There's alwa> 
new talent," Tisdale says. "Brown ju 
has to seek it out and utilize it." 

The 205th Commencement 
weekend will be June 1-4 

It's safe to say that Brown's 20S 
annual Commencement will have a r 
look. The traditional events — the on' 
the alumni and alumnae have come t 
feel comfortable with — are still then 
But there will be some modifications: 

For the first time, there will be ( 
joint Alumni/Alumnae Dinner inste 
of separate dinners for the men and 
women. The Commencement Forum 
popular event after only three years 
be extended through most of Saturd 
The Pops Concert will feature formi 
Metropolitan Opera star Mary Cost 
And something new has been added* 
Alumni Field Day: grownups and cl 

I .ilike can swim this year in the 

L isity's new Olympic-sized pool. 

The first item on the June 1-4 week- 
«agenda is the 6:15 all-college 

nni/Alumnae Reunion at Patriot's 
;rt in the Wriston Quadrangle Friday 
sing. This will be followed at 7:15 
fie Alumni/Alumnae Dinner, pre- 
l|l over by Robert G. Berry '44, presi- 
i| of the Associated Alumni, and Ruth 
1) Ekstrom '53, president of the Alum- 

[Tickets for the dinner are $6 per 
nn, with spouses and guests cor- 
!v invited to attend. Reservations 
i be made by returning the applica- 

form enclosed with the alumni bal- 

r bv writing to Box 1859 at the 

One of Brown's oldest traditions is 
E;"riday night Campus Dance held on 
s'ZoUege Green. Ralph Stuart's or- 
Etra will play for the dreamy dancers 
le Green, and a combo will make 
i the more modern music in Sayles 
L Advance ticket sales (Box 1859 
f-i) are $6.50 per couple and $4 sin- 
;rhe respective gate sale prices are 
.0 and S5. 

The Commencement Forums will 
1 at 9:15 and run to noon and will 
:.up again at 2 and run to 4:15. The 
iTns will include a wide variety of 
eemic issues as well as cultural and 
-tic discussions. The forums are run 

irt of the University's new continu- 
2'ducation program, which also in- 
i?s the summer Alumni College and 
aiaturday seminars on the road. 

iPerhaps the best known partici- 
I in this year's program will be Wil- 
1 H. Sullivan '43, Henry Kissinger's 
i assistant at the Paris Peace Talks. 
Jvan, back for his 30th reunion, will 
;iss the future of Indochina. 

Other issues scheduled for discus- 
) this June run all the way from a 
3 .-white role-playing situation pre- 
r.'d by two Brown chaplains to a 
iission of residential student life on 
E ampus. 

Brown's new football coach, John 
nsrson, will be featured in one of the 
ms. He will discuss his plans for 
i;ing about a renaissance in Brown 
CJall and will have on display the 
» s new uniform. 

There will be some new wrinkles at 
sAlmnni Field Day, -which has been 

a focal point of activity at Aldrich-Dex- 
ter Field for the past 17 years. In addi- 
tion to the alumni baseball game and 
rugby match, the children's games. 
Gabby the Clown, and Ed Drew's Old 
Timers to provide some ragtime music. 
Athletic Director Andy Geiger has is- 
sued an open invitation for the parents 
and their children to take a dip in the 
new pool just a few yards away from 
the main Field Day area. All Field Day 
events are free. 

The ninth Commencement Pops 
Concert should be one of the best be- 
cause of the presence of the talented 
Miss Costa, who was featured in the 
recent MGM movie. The Great Waltz. 
She will present "A Night in Vienna" as 
her portion of the program, while the 
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, 
conducted once again by Francis Ma- 
deira, will play a variety of show tunes 
and Pops favorites. 

Tickets for the Pops are $7 and 
$4.50, with reserved tables of ten avail- 
able for $70 and $45, respectively. Pa- 
tron subscriptions are available for $120, 
which includes ten tickets and a reserved 
table in a preferred location. Details for 
making reservations appear on the inside 
back cover of this magazine. 

The schedule for Sunday remains 
basically the same, with the Phi Beta 
Kappa luncheon for initiates and guests 
set for 12 noon at the Chancellor's Din- 
ing Room of the Sharpe Refectory, and 
the Baccalaureate Service and President's 
Reception following in the afternoon. 

For more detailed information on 
specific events, call the Alumni Office at 
(401) 863-2116. 

'People are going to have to de- 
cide whether they want clean air' 

If you drive an automobile, how do 
you feel about the possibility that the 
car you purchase in 1975 will cost as 
much as $1,350 more than 1973 models, 
with no improvements other than anti- 
pollution devices? And how do you feel 
about the possibility that your already- 
decreased gasoline mileage might drop 
by another 25 percent? The prospects 
are discouraging, particularly in light 
of spiraling inflation. 

On the other hand, the statistics on 
vehicular pollution are available, and 
frightening. Nationwide, automobiles 
are responsible for 66 percent of the 
man-made carbon monoxide in the air, 
48 percent of the hydrocarbons, 40 per- 

cent of the nitrogen oxides, and 90 per- 
cent of the lead emissions. These four 
auto-generated pollutants add up to a 
whopping 143 million tons a year (1969 
approximate figure) infesting the air we 
breathe. Those figures are national aver- 
ages. In areas like Los Angeles and New 
York City, auto pollution concentra- 
tions are obviously much higher. If 
something is not done to curtail the 
emission output from automobiles, the 
cost, if only in terms of human health, 
will be catastrophic. High carbon mo- 
noxide levels clearly affect the heart, 
lungs, and nervous system, and there is 
speculation that lead emissions may im- 
pair the brain's functioning. 

This is a classic dilemma involving 
the future of two mammoth industries 
(automotive and oil) and the quality of 
our life. It will have a pronounced ef- 
fect on the nation's overall economy and 
on each individual car owner and city- 
dweller. Because of the immense poten- 
tial impact the outcome of the auto emis- 
sions question will have, it was the sub- 
ject of a special public symposium held 
at Brown on March 28. Broadcast live 
over WJAR-TV, the symposium was 
co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Tu- 
bercular and Respiratory Disease Asso- 
ciation, the Rhode Island Consortium on 
Environmental Protection, and Brown. 
It featured leaders from all the interest 
groups embroiled in the controversy: 
Herbert L. Misch, vice-president of 
the Ford Motor Company, and Sidney 
L. Terry, vice-president of the Chrys- 
ler Corporation; P. N. Gammelgard, 
vice-president for the American Pe- 
troleum Institute; Erik Stork of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the 
government agency which sets and en- 
forces emission standards; and Dr. 
Stephen Ayres of St. Vincent's Hospital 
in New York City, presenting the issue 
in light of public health hazards. Ques- 
tions were put to these experts by Doug- 
las Edwards, CBS News; E. W. Ken- 
worthy, The New York Times; Dr. Al- 
len V. Kneese, of Resources for the Fu- 
ture, Inc. (Washington) ; and by mem- 
bers of the audience. 

The symposium at Brown came at 
a time of peak debate of the auto emis- 
sions crisis. Newspapers had been car- 
rying daily blow-by-blow accounts of 
the "Environmental Protection Agency 
vs. Auto Makers" struggle. The EPA, 
established by President Nixon in 1970, 
has shown its determination to enforce 

a 1975 deadline by which automobiles 
must meet the new, stiff standards on 
hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emis- 
sions. Equally determined, the auto mak- 
ers, joined by the oil companies, are des- 
perately trying to exercise the one-year 
postponement statute of the Clean Air 
Act Amendments of 1970, saying they 
must have more time to comply with 
the standards.* 

The issue of time has been made 
hotter still by the announcement in early 
March by Japanese manufacturers that 
they can meet right now the EPA's 
stringent emissions standards for 1975. 
This development led Russell Baker to 
chide in his Neiv York Times column, 
"The auto companies in Detroit are un- 
able to solve the problem of reducing 
pollutant emissions to their govern- 
ment's satisfaction. . . . Something 
vital is missing in Detroit. . . . The 
Japanese have got the good old Ameri- 
can know-how!" 

Seemingly unimpressed by the for- 
eign competitors' claims, Terry came 
to his company's defense by saying that 
it's one thing to make a vehicle which 
could meet certification standards — but 
quite another to build one that would 
maintain the low emission level during 
five years of consumer use. He also 
expressed dismay that deadlines limit 
the approach to pollution control only 
to add-on devices such as the catalytic 
converter. "Our approach at Chrysler 
has been to start with the engine," he 
said, an approach which requires con- 
siderably more time than the EPA is 

The necessary choice of the cata- 
lytic converter as the solution to emis- 
sions control has met with major re- 
sistance in the petroleum industry as 
well as from auto makers. "Frankly, the 
catalytic system is in my opinion not 
the way to go," said Gammelgard. 
The problem with such a system from 
the viewpoint of the oil industry is that 
it necessitates new low-lead fuels and 
cuts down on gasoline efficiency by as 
much as 30 per cent. With oil reserves 
dropping and oil imports on the rise, 
Gammelgard predicts, "This is going 
to be a sellers' market, and I think the 
price of gasoline is going to go up." 

Gammelgard further suggested 
that present pollution controls may be 
adequate, and that the stiffer standards 

* In mid-April, the EPA granted a one-year 
postponement of the 1975 deadline. 

for 1975 would simply cost more than 
they are worth. Disagreeing, Dr. Ayres 
cited discouraging evidence from the 
New York City area. There, moderate 
emission controls in effect since 1968 
have had no measurable effect; in fact, 
there were increases in carbon monoxide 
levels in the New York air in 1972 as 
compared with the 1968 statistics. 

Rejecting the economic empha- 
sis of the industrial representatives. 
Stork said that the problem of environ- 
mental control involves bigger issues. 
"It is fundamentally a question of what 
the society puts its values on," he in- 
sisted. "People are finally going to have 
to make up their minds whether clean 
air is worth having." 

The Hermon C. Bumpus 
Professorship in Biology 

The University announced last 
month that a member of the class of 
1912, Dr. Hermon Carey Bumpus, Jr., 
and Mrs. Bumpus, have financed a newly 
endowed chair, the Hermon C. Bumpus 
Professorship in Biology. The professor- 
ship is given in memory of Dr. Bumpus' 
father, who was graduated from Brown 
in 1884. Hermon Carey Bumpus served 
as a noted member of the Brown faculty, 
was secretary of the Corporation from 
1924 to 1937, and was a Fellow of the 
University from 1905 to 1943. 

In commenting on the establishment 
of the new University chair. President 
Hornig said: "The relationship of the 
Bumpus family to Brown spans nearly a 
century. The Bumpus professorship will 
assure that this tradition will be carried 
forward throughout the life of the Uni- 
versity, and we are most grateful for this 
generosity which will have such a lasting 
impact on the quality of our educational 

Following his graduation from 
Brown in 1912, Dr. Bumpus received his 
M.D. from Harvard in 1915. From 1920 
to 1933 he was an associate at the Mayo 
Clinic and an associate professor at the 
Mayo Foundation. He accepted a post as 
professor at the College of Medical 
Evangelists in 1934, remaining until 1940 
when he became chief of staff at St. 
Luke's Hospital in Pasadena. 

Through the years. Dr. Bumpus has 
remained close to his University. He was 
a trustee from 1949 to 1956 and was ac- 
tive in the Brown University Fund and 
the more recent development programs. 

Carrying the Bumpus family tradi- 

tion at Brown a step further. Dr. Bum] 
brother, Laurin Dudley Bumpus, is a 
member of the class of 1922 and Dr. 
Bumpus' son, William, is in the class i 
1943. And although she is not a Brow 
graduate, Mrs. Hermon Carey Bumpu 
has been active in University affairs. 
The Bumpus gift contributed sub 
stantially to the record-breaking 60th 
reunion gift of more than $1 million I 
the class of 1912 last year. 

The new swimming | 

pool meets the press I 

They didn't make a big splash ! 
about it, probably because there wasij 
water in the pool. But the University ' 
did hold a press conference on March 
28 to introduce the $2-million natato-J 
rium that will replace ancient (1902) 
Colgate Hoyt Pool. 

On hand to discuss the beautiful 
new structure with its circus tent root 
and Olympic-size pool were architecti 
Daniel Tully, builder Paul Hodess, an 
designer George R. Whitten, Jr., thref 
gentlemen who were obviously please 
with the result of their work. They hit 
a right to be. 

For example: the pool itself is on 
of the largest indoor dual facilities (it 
has both a full 50-meter Olympic lon| 
course and a 25-yard intercollegiate- 
scholastic short course) in the countn! 
included in the pool are 25-yard and 
30-meter water polo areas in anticipa-' 
tion of a revival of that sport on Col- 
lege Hill; and the entire structure was* 
completed on schedule in just over eifl 

Located at Aldrich-Dexter Field 
about 150 yards due south of Meehar* 
Auditorium, the natatorium represent^ 
the first step in the University's atteir* 
to shore up its athletic facilities. Also' 
on the drawing board for future con- 
struction when sufficient funds are 
available are a field house and a gym-' 

Coach Ed Reed and Joe Watmou 
former Bruin coach, were on hand foi 
the press conference, both beaming 
broadly. "It's like a dream finally con' 
true," Watmough said. Athletic Direcf 
Andy Geiger also was there to an- 
nounce that Brown has put in a bid t( j 
host the National Collegiate Athletic 
Association swimming championship I 
in 1976. 

The new pool contains some of tt 





't^men watch (far left) at the press conference in the new $2-miUion swimming pool. 

modern equipment currently avail- 
il The electric scoreboard will regis- 
r le "running" time of the swimmers 
. eight lanes while the race is in 
cress. And there is an underwater 
ii ovv for the use of the coach in ob- 
rng the mechanics and strokes of his 
Kilmers. The camera behind the win- 
»vis equipped to shoot in 8, 16, or 35 
n film. 

The chlorination system is auto- 
a; and the water level of the pool 
jk>e automatically maintained. The 
ir will be heated and treated three 
bi a day, and there are even ducts 
lep the floor warm in the area sur- 
iiding the pool so that the swimmers 
t be exposed to cold air. 

Seating capacity will be 1,500, 
hh is about 1,350 more than could 
! owded into Colgate Hoyt. The floor 
Uiides of the pool are covered with 
iftmillion colorful one-inch tiles. 

Right now the natatorium includes 
a offices, lockers, and shower rooms. 

The area will house squash courts even- 
tually — which, in laymen's terms, means 
when additional funds are forthcoming. 

The prefabricated side walls and 
roof were erected in seven weeks last 
fall, with the help of a crane. The in- 
terior and exterior roof design is sim- 
ilar to the circus tent peaks used in the 
Olympic complex at Munich last sum- 
mer, except that the Brown roof is made 
of wood rather than steel and plastic. 

In the midst of this beautiful build- 
ing with all its modern equipment, when 
it came time to start putting water into 
the pool, designer George Whitten broke 
out an old garden hose — one that had 
been extensively patched at that. 

"I figured it would take 14 days to 
fill the pool to its capacity of 604,000 
gallons by using this hose," Whitten 
said. "But we really have installed some 
modern equipment to fill the pool. The 
garden hose was purely symbolic. Hon- 
est it was." 



AMIGA pledges $100,000 
to the medical program 

For years, the Automobile Mutual 
Insurance Company of America (AMIC A) 
has been joshingly referred to as the 
downtown Providence branch of Brown 
University, in tribute to the large num- 
ber of alumni who work there. Last 
month AMICA laid added claim to its 
ties with Brown by announcing that it 
will contribute $100,000 over a five-year 
period to the development of the Uni- 
versity's medical program. 

Ernest C. Wilks '36, chairman of the 
board, and Deforest W. Abel, Jr., presi- 
dent, joined in saying that "the conver- 
sion of Brown's present six-year program 
into a full medical school presents a 
unique opportunity to the entire Rhode 
Island community." 

In expressing his appreciation. Pres- 
ident Hornig called the contribution "of 
significant value in setting a standard for 
the remainder of the Rhode Island cor- 
porate community." 

the mail 

Letters to the editor are welcome. 
They should be on subjects of interest 
to readers of this magazine with emphasis 
on an exchange of views and discussion 
of ideas. All points of view are welcome, 
but for reasons of space, variety, and 
timeliness, the staff may not publish all 
letters it receives and may use excerpts 
from others. The magazine will not print 
unsigned letters or ones that request that 
the author's name be withheld. 

A vote for 'Mrs.' 

Editor: In reply to Ms. Joyce L. An- 
driks '72 {BAM, February), I have been out 
of college a little longer than you (say, 
like 43 years), and in that time I've gained 
an advanced degree, a good husband, three 
children, and seven grandchildren while 
feeling quite liberated and able enough to 
"do my own thing" without benefit of 
change of title to Ms. I have also gained 
enough wisdom, I believe, to know that 
one shouldn't make such sweeping state- 
ments as you have sponsored in the BAM 
about "the preferred form of address." 

There are, in fact, Joyce, many "sensi- 
tive individuals," graduates of Brown, from 
the 1920's to the 1970's, whom I know (I'll 
supply, upon request, a list of names, with 
their permission) who still prefer to be 
addressed by that "archaic" (as you term 
it) four-letter word Miss or the three-letter 
designation Mrs., as the case may be. I am 
sure that they would never feel "over- 
whelmed by acute dismay" when so ad- 
dressed; on the contrary, they would more 
likely be both distressed and amused by 
being addressed by that ambiguous two- 
letter abbreviation Ms. which covers a mul- 
titude of sins (pardon me! I mean situa- 
tions) : it is so nondescript that it rather 
makes one neither fish nor fowl. 

Yet if you prefer Ms. and can succeed 
in the frustrating endeavor to get an IBM 
machine to respond to your wishes (they 
are often hard of hearing), more power to 
you! But please, Joyce, just speak for your- 
self. You will eventually learn that it's not 
what you're called but what you are that 
counts. Suum cuiquel 

Cromwell, Conn. 

Finds Ms. 'offensive' 

Editor; Re: letter of Joyce Andriks 

"Ms. . . . the preferred form of ad- 
dress that ceased to be an avant garde ges- 
ture and is now widely used by the more 
sensitive individuals and institutions, if not 
by the general populace." Come off it, 

I find Ms. most offensive because I am 
not confused about my own identity nor 
have I ever found the need to blur it de- 
liberately for anyone else. I am among the 
women who find such things as a furor 
about Ms. and quotas for women most 
demeaning. There are women who have a 
solid faith and confidence in their own abil- 
ities to accomplish the goals of their choice; 
for these women, the psychology under- 
lying the promotion of Ms. is downright 

The advocates of Ms. etc. do their 
cause a great disservice. Many women have 
been actively concerned in improving the 
status of women for decades, yet they are 
driven off by attitudes illustrated in the 
letter I quoted. It is unfortunate that women 
waste time and energy on such trivia as Ms. 

If BAM chooses to go along with Joyce 
Andriks as far as Ms. is concerned for her- 
self, that's up to BAM. Please don't offend 
those of us who suffer no such confusions 
about our identity by accepting her state- 
ment about the "preferred form" as valid 
for all. 

Pawtuckef, R.I. 

Sullivan's 'moral dilemma'? 

Editor: It would be pleasant to bask 
in the reflected glory of William Sullivan 
as your article in the February issue en- 
couraged Brown graduates to do. It would 
seem to me that your story on the former 
Ambassador to Laos did a serious disserv- 
ice to an educated and thoughtful reader- 
ship in failing to address the real issue. 

William Sullivan, from your descrip- 
tion, obviously fits what David Halberstam 
has classified as "the Best and the Bright- 
est." He is intelligent, competent in the 
foreign service, singled out by Averill Har- 
riman as an accomplisher, and a decent 
man as well. Yet in his years as Ambassa- 
dor to Laos, the villages of the Plaine de 
Jarres were obliterated, the Meo tribesmen 
decimated, and a substantial number of 
unknowing peasants uprooted and rendered 
refugees. In the rare glimpses of Sullivan 
on TV, he invariably denied the presence 
of Americans in Laos. 

One can accept the statement of your 
article and Halberstam's book that Sullivan 
acted to "prevent the U.S. military from 
indiscriminately bombing villages to deny 

them to the Communists," but the eviderj 
is that such bombing took place continu-l 
ously over a long period of time. Given ' 
these conditions, a profound moral di- | 
lemma is created — whether one is useful 
staying and working from the inside or 
should one sacrifice career and leave the 
service. Either decision requires that one 
is accountable and it is to this issue that . 
a responsible alumni monthly would havii 
directed its readers. 

If we who are recipients of as fine ai 
education as this country has to offer car 
not come to grips with this kind of tragic 
question, who do you think will? 

Portlat^d, Maine 

'An intellectual and 
moral cesspool' 

Editor: Historians have said that at 
time of the American War for Independ- 
ence one third of the populace in the col'i 
nies supported independence, one third c 
posed it, and another third were unde- 
cided. If Brown alumni were polled, I 
suspect their attitudes towards the Uni- 
versity might fall in similar proportions. 

Each month we receive the BAM, th 
editors of which might be likened to the 
crafty tailors to the emperor who had nci 
clothes. Unable to present the University, 
as it really is, they concoct an image whi 
they feel will please the "alumni." What 
there in the University that seems to cor 
mand so little respect and loyalty from i 
graduates? Basically, I think it is an esse 
tial phoniness that drives people away. 

I have long since given up the thou| 
of sending the school a nickel because it 
has lost touch with reality, because it ha 
deleterious effects on the young, and be- 
cause its search for truth and imparting 
to its students is essentially a sham. I re 
gret to say that I would never send one 
my children to Brown. Under the guise i 
promoting individual responsibility, Bro 
abdicating any responsibility as substitu 
parents, tosses kids not dry behind the 
ears into an intellectual and moral cessp 

In time, most recover from this mid 
summer night's dream, but some never 
do. The Brown Alumni Monthly never 
makes too much of the Mazola parties, 
brazen use of the Brown computers by 2' 
drug ring on campus to do its billing, ar 
the low moral level in general. It is a cryi 
shame when naive parents, who spend t 
best part of their lives, energies, and fc 
tunes bringing up children to be decent 
and law abiding, turn them loose into a 
atmosphere that promotes the worst in 
kids. And it is a crime that the Univers: 
cannot provide a little more structured . 




ijioritarian atmosphere where freedom 
,f,i not be license. 

' The search for truth at Brown has al- 
/. s been held up as some kind of holy 
f;olies. Yet, I can say without equivoca- 
k, that it would be impossible for the 
Ci)ol to produce a graduate who was even 
hlitly more conservative than when he 
r red four years before (although I'd be 
1 led to hear of one). Usually the radi- 
a^ation process begins in high school 
n is completed at Brown and other insti- 
i)ns of "higher learning." When I went 
3 :hool I had an American Civilization 
Tructor whose job it was supposed to be 
jelp us in our senior years to tie to- 
cier what we had garnered from all the 
i rrent disciplines. What a laugh! When I 
>. back at this super left-wing snow job 
3 outside reading assignments were from 
7 Neiv Republic and The Nation), I be- 
ae embarrassed to find how naive I was. 
ii a liberal faculty which controls the 
i ig perpetuates itself. This pursuit of 
:n at Brown has degenerated into a kind 
f atechizing in modern liberal totali- 

A few months ago I sent a letter to 
iijditor of the BAM, imparting a little 
iirmation about the dubious background 
fayard Rustin, a recent recipient of a 
rvn honorary degree. To date the letter 
a'not been printed, neither have I been 
)!'why it wasn't. Just silence . . . the 
ilice of the censor at this great institute 
) he pursuit of truth. Possibly the edi- 
) may feel the letter a little strong for 
Voages of their saccharine magazine, but 
ft Rustin was a little strong to be a re- 
ij'nt of an honorary degree at Brown. 
K editors may rest assured that a copy 
ibe sent to the members of the Cor- 
tion whether they choose to print it or 

The sad facts of life are that in this 
J'ltry constitutional government has 
e\ eroded and is being replaced by a 
aerous bureaucratic tyranny. Our na- 
cal defense posture is in serious trouble, 
lie we fall all over ourselves to disarm, 
k moral level sinks lower and lower, 
i currency is being debauched, and the 
lli'ches are apostate. 
||il think it is entirely proper that the 
^.'ersity should shore up what remains 
i er than be in the vanguard of the 
'I king crew. Anyone who has ever built 
nhing knows how delicate and fragile 
ututions are, how long they take to 
Ud, and how quickly they can be de- 
liyed. Until Brown can act as a preserver 
El not prepared to give it support. 

Brown lost touch with reality at that 
Ct at which the faculty and the students 
ein to run the University. 

1) The faculty and the students drove 

ROTC off the campus, while the adminis- 
tration, the Corporation, and the alumni, 
who all opposed the move, looked on, 
seemingly powerless. 

2) The black recruitment program is a 
fraud, racism in reverse. The sad fact of 
the matter is that at this point it is im- 
possible, for whatever reason, to scare up 
many qualified Negro students, no matter 
how many Negro deans, administration 
officers, and professors are put on the staff. 
And it is almost criminal when qualified 
white students are denied admission to 

3) Brown is launching a medical school 
at a time when it's running operational 
deficits in millions per year, and selling its 
endowment. The cry is that the Rhode Is- 
land area needs a medical school, but I 
secretly suspect that this plan is the prod- 
uct of a few ambitious men who want to 
put Brown into the big time. 

I think the loyalty that Brown alumni 
should render their University must be in 
direct proportion to that loyalty with which 
Brown fulfills its traditional function of 
pursuing truth and guiding young people 
toward responsible and creative citizenship. 

Barrington, R.I. 

Letters from readers are welcome, particu- 
larly those "with emphasis on an exchange 
of views and discussion of ideas" (see italic 
type at beginning of section). The editors 
will not, however, print letters which deal 
largely in personalities or are attacks on 
individuals. The earlier letter to which the 
writer refers was almost exclusively an 
attack on Bayard Rustin. — Editor 

Dominoes at home 

Editor: Your description of the ques- 
tions and answers with Chuck Colson 
(BAM, February) was interesting and re- 
vealing. Mr. Colson referred to the Water- 
gate break-in as "a very stupid thing to 
do." Does he not realize how much worse 
than stupid it was? Does he not recognize 
that activities of the Watergate type under- 
mine the American system of democracy 
more effectively than could any agent of a 
foreign power acting with the worst pos- 
sible intentions? 

As a loyal member of the President's 
personal staff, Mr. Colson may not under- 
stand this; but the shocking aspect of 1972 
was that over 60 percent of the voters did 
not see this sign of spiraling tragedy. 
Dominoes can be played at home as well 
as overseas. 

Seattle, Wash. 

'Dismayed' at the costs 
of education 

Editor: With the December issue, my 
interest in BAM picked up. It became, like 
the Pembroke Alumna, one of the maga- 
zines I have to read. I shared the report 
on "Blacks at Brown" with a Vassar alumna. 
I ordered a book of poems by Michael S. 
Harper, an associate professor. 

Now my interest is sustained by the 
February number, by Beth Gerber's fine re- 
port of Mari Jo Buhle's course, and other 
articles and reports, including the last page. 
I shall be glad to hear more about the 
progress of the women's movement at 

But I am dismayed that it costs over 
$5,000 to send a young person to college 
for one year. All colleges are conducting 
drives for millions of dollars. We might 
consider for a few moments the state of 
the nation, the widening gulf between the 
affluent and the needy. Students, more than 
ever, are a privileged class. 

We need trained leadership and schol- 
ars, but many alumni must believe, as I 
do, that Ivy League colleges are spending 
too much on competitive sports. 

Dunedin, Fla. 


Editor: ". . . as the name of old Brown 
in loud chorus we praise." (?) 

Our Alma Mater might just as well 
be relegated to the same status as our na- 
tional anthem in deference to the posterior 
position assumed by our Brown basketball 

Disgusted — 

Warwick, R.I. 

'Disappointed reader' 

Editor: An alumnus' wife comments 
... It was evident that the editor who 
wrote the article on LBJ's visit certainly 
hadn't been there. Reading his comments 
brought back many memories of that morn- 
ing and not at all like it was written. It 
would be interesting now if you found 
someone in the alumni office who was 
present at that event and have him or her 
write the story as it was! 

A disappointed reader! 

Providence, R.I. 

The BAM's editors, who wrote the mate- 
rial quoted, were present that day. — Editor 


An experimental theater in Lyman Gym? 

That's right-and this is the way it will look 

when Brown's theater arts center is completed . . . 




'Last spring we got a call asking if we could be ready to moVj 
into Lyman Gym. Could we! We were in the next day' 

A renaissance is taking place in the 
theater arts at Brown. A depart- 
ment that just a few years ago was hav- 
ing trouble holding its talented young 
staff because the future looked so bleak 
has recently taken several giant steps 
and is now on the threshold of benefit- 
ing from one of the most extensive and 
exciting face-liftings seen on the main 
campus in many a year. 

Plans have been completed by Sa- 
saki, Dawson, DeMay Associates of 
Watertown, Mass., for the complete ren- 
ovation of Lyman Hall (formerly Lyman 
Gym) and Colgate Hoyt Pool into an 
experimental theater and dance studio 
and for the creation of a beautiful new 
entrance way and lobby off Waterman 
Street. The plans represent an imagina- 
tive and economical solution to crowded 
conditions that had become unbearable 
for those involved. 

With a price tag of $950,000, the 
project still represents a major outlay for 
a University that has operated substan- 
tially in the red for the past three years. 
But the plans are a far cry from the $6- 
million performing arts center that had 
been proposed, discussed, and then ta- 
bled several years ago as being too rich 
for Brown's blood. 

"The University has long been 
aware of the need for new facilities for 
the theater arts," says Marion Wolk, co- 
ordinator for the arts. "The performing 
arts center was included in the Program 
for the Seventies, but the $6-million fig- 
ure seemed out of the question. So the 
Sasaki-Dawson planners worked with 
the faculty and administration in the 
search for a structurally strong building 
that because of its location would be ap- 
propriate for conversion into a theater. 
They found it in Lyman Gym. 

"There is one other advantage to 
the approach the University decided to 
take," Mrs. Wolk continues. "Instead of 
getting new quarters in the distant fu- 
ture, the seriously hampered theater arts 
department will be getting them in the 
foreseeable future. This is very impor- 

Last spring the Planning and Build- 
ing Committee of the Corporation unani- 
mously approved the Sasaki-Dawson 
renovation schemes. At that time. Presi- 
dent Hornig said, "The more we have 
studied the sites and plans, and mulled 
over new versus intelligently re-used 
older structures, the more pleased we are 
with the ingenious renovation plans." 

In Lyman Hall, Brown will have 
20,000 square feet of additional space, 
which, importantly, is located next door 
to Faunce House, thus creating a thea- 
ter arts center right in the heart of the 
campus. Included in the new facilities 
will be an experimental theater seating 
150 or more, a cafe theater, a green 
room-library, five dressing rooms, re- 
hearsal and teaching areas, eight faculty 
offices, two classrooms, a board room, a 
film screening room, four additional cine- 
matography spaces, four soundproof 
speech booths, and a spacious dance 
studio made possible by the flooring over 
of Colgate Hoyt Pool. 

The new area will be strikingly set off 
by three courtyards, which will combine 
to give a new look to that section of the 
campus. The Waterman Street Courtyard 
(see cover) will be located between the 
rear of the Faunce House Theater and 
the Hunter Psychology Laboratory. The 
Lincoln Field Courtyard will front the 
south side of Lyman, just to the rear of 
Sayles Hall and overlooking old Lincoln 
Field, the University's athletic field at 
the turn of the century. The small Gar- 
den Courtyard will be on the north side 
of Lyman Gym, where the old pitching 
cage now stands. 

The two key areas in the renovation 
plans are the experimental theater and 
the dance studio. The University has 
moved boldly, seeking the best possible 
professional advice before putting the 
final touches on these plans. This spring, 
through the efforts of President Hornig 
and Mrs. Wolk, Broadway producer 
Burt Shevelove '37 was invited to spend 
a day at Brown (see companion story) 
so that he could make a detailed inspec- 
tion of Lyman Hall and, hopefully, pro- 
pose practical modifications that would 
make for better theater. Most of Sheve- 

love's suggestions have already been 
incorporated into the plans. 

Last fall another Brown graduate, 
this one with expertise in the field of 
dance, was brought to the campus to 
provide assistance in the somewhat 
tricky conversion of Colgate Hoyt Pool 
into a dance studio. Don S. Anderson 
'65 has a master of fine arts degree froi 
Yale and for two years has been directc 
of dance for the National Endowment 
for the Arts. 

During the time he managed the 
highly successful Utah Repertory Dane 
Theater, Anderson was involved twice 
in converting pools into dance spaces a 
the University of Utah. After two days 
at Brown, Anderson made a series of 
seven recommendations on Colgate Ho 
Pool. One — aimed at practicality as we 
as preservation — would have the danct 
floor laid all the way to the marble wal 
not just over the pool area, with the 
brass bars now around the pool affixed 
to the walls. 

"Flexibility is the key to the exper 
mental theater," Mrs. Wolk says. "The 
department can put on theater-in-the- 
round, three-quarter, standard prosce- 
nium, or free arrangement of seats wit 
the actors mingling with the audience. 
By using the running track as a balcon 
Elizabethan theater will also be possib' 
This experimental theater will give dra 
matics at Brown an entirely new look. 

"Another benefit to these plans is 
the preservation of perhaps the most 
vital Victorian building on College Hil 
Lyman Hall, built in 1891, is importan 
historically to Brown, to Providence, 
and to American architecture." 

According to present plans, the the' 
ater arts area will be constructed 
three phases. Stage one will include th 
theater proper and its supporting area 
such as dressing rooms, lighting, stagi 
and offices. The second stage will be tl 
dance studio, while stage three will in 
elude the new courtyards and the lobb 
Last June, Mr. Hornig made it cle 
that money must be in hand for each 
stage before Brown will proceed on t, 
phase of the renovation. As coordinati 
for the arts, Mrs. Wolk has major re 


)onsibility for raising the funds for the 
irnan Hall project from individuals 
'id foundations. She indicates that Mr. 
ornig's financial thinking of last spring 
usn't changed. 

,' "Our timetable depends strictly on 
e funds available," she says, "both for 
je theater arts center and the new mu- 
: complex on the East Campus (for- 
:erly Bryant College). Support for the 
eater arts in general is increasing, 
hich could be a hopeful sign that the 
•cessary funds will be coming in. Ear- 
.T this month, for example, the Sam S. 
Iiubert Foundation in New York City 
newed its $10,000 grant for playwrit- 
g, and officials there indicated that a 
.'ft will also be forthcoming for the the- 
.er center. If we got a check for $950,- 
nO from someone tomorrow, I'd call the 
.•chitect and say, 'Let's go.' " 

Theater has been an important part 
■ the Brown community since the 
lOO's, when Hammer and Tongs pro- 
aced a series of lively musicals. Sock 
ad Buskin has been producing plays 
eadily since 1901, Komiens was active 
. Pembroke for close to 40 years, and 
.'ownbrokers has been giving the Uni- 
rsity original musicals since 1935. 
|) The last decade or so has seen 
•own theater grow even further. Pro- 
iction Workshop was founded in 1960 
•/ students to present experimental 
•ama, and Rites and Reason (a black 
eater group) was started in 1969. The 
'own Modern Dance Group developed 

1971 into the Rhode Island Dance 
spertory Company. Summer Theater, 
nvironmental Theater, and cinematog- 
phy also have sprung up in the past 
w years. 

In the spring of 1972, Brown was 
vited to perform at La Mama Experi- 
'ental Theater in New York City, an 
^portunity rarely given a college the- 
rical group. Brown theater also has 
'en making a marked contribution to 
Jfe quality and substance of community 
e. Drama has been taken into the black 
jmmunity, faculty and students have 
I sen taking poetry into schools across 
e state, and more and more outside 
■cups are coming on campus to study 
fama and dance. 

I All these innovative moves have 
|3en made in spite of, rather than be- 
:iuse of, the facilities available. Because 

the obstacles imposed by the pain- 
liUy restrictive quarters, much time and 
[lergy that could be better spent is con- 
mned in working out logistics for re- 
;arsal and performance. At the same 

time, the potentially innovative work of 
which Brown's performing artists are 
capable is impossible because of the 
limitations of the spaces that they now 

At the present time, most drama 
activity takes place in Faunce House 
Theater. This building was suitable in 
1929 when it opened but leaves some- 
thing to be desired today when the stu- 
dent body is three times larger. The past 
few years. Production Workshop has 
utilized the Faunce House Art Gallery, 
an area that, in charitable terms, might 
be described as unsuitable for theater 
productions of any kind. 

The load that the Faunce House The- 
ater has to carry is fantastic. It is 
the only appropriate place on campus 
for play rehearsals and for classes in 
acting, directing, and experimental thea- 
ter — classes that are being taken by some 
750 students yearly. In addition, because 
the theater has the only 35-mm. pro- 
jection equipment on campus, the Uni- 
versity's film series is also shown there. 

Currently, dance performances have 
to be sandwiched in between produc- 
tions of plays and films. Cinematog- 
raphy is parceled out in several unlikely 
campus locations, while speech and de- 
bate are also fragmented and do not 
have the proper storage and practice 

"It is clear," Mrs. Wolk said re- 
cently, "that Faunce House Theater, 
handicapped by an inflexible proscenium 
stage and lack of supportive space, is 
expected to serve so many masters that 
it is failing all of them — at an ever- 
accelerating pace." 

With the prospect of these crowded 

Lyman Gymnasium — as an artist saw it in 1891. 

conditions finally being alleviated, it's 
only natural that Don Wilmeth, associ- 
ate professor of English and acting di- 
rector of dramatics, is wearing a broad 
smile as he walks the campus this spring. 

"When I came to Brown six or 
seven years ago," Wilmeth says, "every- 
thing we dreamed about or tried to do 
seemed impossible. At that time the col- 
lege was very science-oriented, or seemed 
so to us. We couldn't get anyone to say 
that the arts were important. Even lip 
service would have given our morale a 
boost — but we didn't even get that. 

"I came here never having seen the 
campus. After the first year I wondered 
why I came. Or stayed. The three of us 
who arrived at Brown at about the same 
time — John Lucas, John Emigh, and I — 
made a pact that we weren't going to 
stay at this place unless something hap- 
pened. So we made waves. We got some 
people angry with us. But we also re- 
ceived some commitments that brought 
about a gradual growth. As long as 
growth was visible we agreed to hang 

When Wilmeth arrived at Brown, 
the University had only three courses in 
the theater, no concentration, and a small 
staff of three people. A major step for- 
ward came in 1968 with the granting of 
a degree program in Theater Arts and 
Dramatic Literature. There have been 
other moves. Dance has been added to 
the curriculum, with credit; a technical 
theater and design course was intro- 
duced; cinematography was added with 
a part-time instructor, and next fall it 
will have one full-time person and one 
part-time; and there is now a course on 
the history and criticism of the theater. 


where six years ago Brown had three 
courses in theater arts it now has 20 
semester courses. 

Professor Wilmeth credits three 
things with the improved stature of the- 
ater arts at Brown. The first was the 
formation of an Arts Council in the 
spring of 1968. This organization, which 
had approval of the entire faculty, served 
as a vehicle for publicly portraying the 
plight of the arts. It also helped to keep 
the staff together and gave them an op- 
portunity to discuss their mutual prob- 
lems and think about possible solutions. 

The next two steps, according to 
Professor Wilmeth, were appointments 
— of Jacquelyn A. Mattfeld as dean of 
academic affairs and then of Mrs. Wolk 
as coordinator for the arts. 

"Jackie Mattfeld is the only top 
administrator we have who was trained 
as an artist," Wilmeth says. "She is a 
musicologist. Jackie's been a big help in 
her quiet, efficient way. She doesn't 
push — but she gets things done." 

One of the things Dean Mattfeld 
"got done" was the creation of the po- 
sition of coordinator for the arts and the 
subsequent appointment of Mrs. Wolk 
to that job. This, according to Professor 
Wilmeth, was a "concrete step" in im- 
proving the position of theater at Brown. 

"Artists by our very nature aren't 
very good at writing proposals for 
funds," Wilmeth says, "and Mimi Wolk 
was hired mainly for that purpose. But 
she's done so many more things, such 
as organizing events and putting out a 
newsletter. The key is that this is the 
first time we have had someone in a 
position of authority devoting five days 
a week to our cause. Mimi has been a 
giant plus as a morale factor." 

Despite the additional programs and 
some friends in high places within 
the University, theater arts couldn't 
shake its most persistent problem — the 
lack of space. Under these circumstances. 
Professor James O. Barnhill, the chair- 
man of the department who is on sab- 
batical in India this year, and his staff 
could be excused for casting coveting 
glances at Lyman Gym. There was some 
sentiment on the part of the University 
to allow theater arts to expand some- 
where on the old Bryant campus, but no 

one in the department was about to sec- 
ond that motion. All hands were in 
agreement that only a building relatively 
close to Faunce House would promote 
what was most desired — the creation of 
a theater arts center. 

"There were rumors that Lyman 
Hall might become available," Wilmeth 
notes. "Frankly, none of us believed that 
anything would come of all this talk. 
Then last spring we were told that the 
Air Force would be leaving Lyman in 
the summer and could we be ready to 
move in. Could we! We were in Lyman 
the day after the Air Force departed in 
August. For the first time all the mem- 
bers of the department have offices in 
the same building. It's a minor miracle. 

"There's no question that when the 
funds are finally in and we get our new 
experimental theater at Lyman, we will 
be able to have a more diversified thea- 
ter program at Brown. But even with 
the space limitations we've had it's amaz- 
ing to see what has been happening to 
our students since the degree program 
in theater arts was established in 1968. 

"Before that, all we had to offer a 
student interested in theater was an in- 
tensive acting course called English 23-24 
plus a couple of speech courses. Some- 
times the students could parlay this 
training with their own natural talent 
and make it to the stage, movies, or TV. 
Now the students leave Brown with the 
same practical stage experience but also 
with academic training in such things 
as theater history, criticism, directing, 
dance, film, technical theater, and design. 

"The point is that our young people 
now have a better sense of direction 
when they leave us. They can sense 
their options better. We now have a 
dozen or so in graduate schools all over 
the country. One man is in the dance 
program at Juilliard and another has 
been accepted for next fall. Two are 
dancing professionally in two of the 
leading modern dance programs in the 
country, very small and selective com- 
panies. And in the last few years we've 
had two of our Sock and Buskin gradu- 
ates become leading ladies at Trinity 
Square Repertory Theater — Jobeth Wil- 
liams '70 and Kate Young '71. 

"We've been just an eyelash away. 
Now, Lyman Hall can put us over the 
top. A space like Lyman will be a teach- 
ing and learning center. This is impor- 
tant beyond its use as a theater itself 
because we just haven't had any space 
for experimentation." 

Everyone from Mrs. Wolk and 
Chairman Barnhill on down realizes that 
Lyman Hall won't solve all of the thea- 
ter's problems. The University may 
eventually need a new proscenium thea- 
ter seating between 400 and 500 people. I 
This would allow the present Faunce | 
House Theater to become a movie house f 
for the expanding cinematography pro- I 

And Brown also needs a scene shop 
For years the "scene shop" has been 
the Faunce House stage, which meant 
that you couldn't hold rehearsals or 
classes in the theater if a set was being 
built. When and if a new theater is 
constructed, present plans call for the 
back stage area in the present Faunce 
House to become the scene shop. 

"It may seem incongruous to be 
talking in terms of a new proscenium 
theater when we still have to find the 
funds to finance the three stages of 
construction already approved at Ly- 
man," Wilmeth says. "But, then, an 
artist has to have some of the dreamer 
in him or he isn't worth his salt. Fortu- 
nately for those of us in the theater arts 
at Brown, the dark ages appear to be 
behind us. Our dreams are getting bet- 
ter all the time." J.Ei 



'In show business, you cherish the 'ups' and drive 
the 'downs' from your memory"- Burt Shevelove 

• m any directors or producers would 
./A be content to have two smash 
l.s on Broadway in a hfetime. A few 
unths ago Burt Shevelove '37 had two 
£/ard-winning musicals competing for 
t? entertainment dollar on the Great 
Ihite Way — A funny Thing Happened 
L the Way to the forum and No, No, 

An established name on Broadway 
id in television for the past 25 years, 
S evelove made one of his rare visits 
t the campus in March to assist with 
pns for improving Brown's facilities 
Ir theater arts by converting Lyman 
(/m and Colgate Hoyt Pool into an ex- 
[rimental theater. He was excited by 
Mat he saw and plans to return shortly 
t spend some time with the students. 

For Shevelove, one of the founders 
( Brownbrokers 38 years ago this 
;ring, the campus visit would have been 
.rhance for reminiscing — if he had 
ien given the time to sit back and think 

about the past. But he wasn't. His one- 
day whirlwind visit began at 10 a.m. 
when he was met at Boston's Logan 
Airport by Marion Wolk, Brown's coor- 
dinator for the arts, and three members 
of the English Department, Don Wil- 
meth, John Lucas, and John Emigh. 

Before his day ended, Shevelove 
spent several hours exploring every 
niche and corner of Lyman Gym, visited 
both the old and the new swimming 
pools, attended a dinner in his honor, 
and then settled down to watch the 
Brownbrokers production of Jhe Play 
Without the Play. Early the next morn- 
ing he flew to New York, where he was 
making plans for a trip to London to 
direct the British version of No, No, 
Nanette with Dame Anna Nagle. 

Shevelove seemed at home in Ly- 
man Gym. He spread the architect's 
plans for the renovation on the floor, 
huddled around them with Mrs. Wolk, 
the members of the English Department, 

and Siu-Chim Chan of the construction 
planning office, and made a series of 
suggestions that were crisp and to the 
point. Warning that he was looking at 
the facility strictly through the eyes of 
a director, Shevelove commented on al- 
ternate uses of space and on the lighting 
and staging. But for the most part he 
liked what he saw. 

When Burt Shevelove is excited, he 
takes off his glasses and uses them to 
point with as he sweeps his arm in a 
circling motion for emphasis. During his 
two hours at Lyman Gym, Shevelove's 
glasses were off more often than they 
were on. He admitted later that he had 
fallen in love with the 1891 building 
and with its possibilities for future use. 

"Lyman Gym excites me," he said. 
"Everything about it says experimental 
theater. If you want a conventional play, 
you can produce it here. If you want a 
play in the round, well, that's OK, too. 

"Flexibility is the key. Keep every- 

'chitects' drawing before them, Shevelove (center) talks with Professor John Emigh and Siu-Chim Chan of the/construction planning office 

^ . 




thing mobile. This way when the audi- 
ence comes to Lyman it will never know 
how things will be set up. At Faunce 
House the audience knows that it will 
be in the seats and that the actors will 
be up there somewhere on the stage. 
It's all very pat and conventional." 

Shevelove felt strongly that the 
heritage of Lyman Gym should be pre- 
served whenever possible. "Leave the 
chummy old architectural stuff up 
there," he said, pointing his glasses to- 
ward some of the original 1891 carvings 
on the ceiling. "In no way should we 
destroy what Lyman once was. Leave 
the old walls and even the pipes. But 
for gosh sakes, let's get some new light- 
ing and a fresh coat of paint. Whoever 
picked the colors that are here now 
hated people." 

At one point, Shevelove looked up 
at the running track that once com- 
pletely circled the old gym. "A great 
place for the audience — leave that," he 
said. "We'll have to," Professor Wilmeth 
replied, grinning, "what's left of the 
track supports part of the auditorium." 

Colgate Hoyt Pool brought back some 
memories for Shevelove, none of 
them pleasant. In the 1930's when a 
student missed a swimming class he was 
assigned 15 lengths of the pool as his 
punishment. After that, each time he 
was absent from swimming the punish- 
ment was doubled. Shevelove recalls that 
his attendance record at Colgate Hoyt 
was rather spotty, at best. 

"In the spring of my senior year I 
received a note from the dean saying 
that I had to swim 1,000 lengths of the 
pool before I could graduate. Hell, I 
couldn't lualk 1,000 lengths of the pool, 
even if the pool was empty. Fortunately, 
the swimming coach, Leo Barry, was a 
very flexible man, one who was willing 
to sit down and compromise. We finally 
settled on a figure that represented a 
substantially reduced sentence. I gradu- 

If Shevelove made every effort to re- 
main at a safe distance from Colgate 
Hoyt, he couldn't spend enough time at 
the Faunce House Theater. He had a 
built-in love for all things dramatic. 

There was only one problem facing 
a budding actor, producer, writer, or 
director at Brown in the 1930's. Sock 
and Buskin, the undergraduate dramatic 
society, was a closed shop. A small 
clique ran S&B and few outsiders were 
encouraged to join. Many Brown stu- 


dents with a bent in this direction had 
to get their theatrical kicks off campus 
in such organizations as The Players. 

This situation bothered Shevelove 
and some of his friends, among them 
Wally Coetz '36 and Carolyn Troy '35. 
Several other things bothered this group 
— such as the fact that there was at that 
time no musical theater at Brown and 
that Pembrokers still were not allowed 
to participate in Sock and Buskin pro- 

Shevelove and his group decided to 
try to break all three barriers at once 
by starting their own undergraduate the- 
ater, including Pembrokers, and produc- 
ing a musical. Getting the cooperation 
of Pembroke Dean Margaret S. Morriss, 
who gave her "OK" for the Pembrokers 
to participate, Brownbrokers was formed 
in the winter of 1935 and almost imme- 
diately went into production on its first 
musical, Somethin' Brum. 

"We really had a tiger by the tail 
with our first show," Shevelove recalls. 
"It was a revue with 23 numbers and 
about the same number of directors, one 
for each skit. Anyone with a gag or a 
song automatically became part of the 
company. Our pitch was to the students, 
not the community. The undergraduates 
loved it and we awoke the morning after 
opening night to find ourselves famous, 
on the campus at least, and rich. 

"The reaction of the faculty and 
administration in those first few months 
was something else. We weren't met 
with mere opposition. We were met with 
outright scorn. The word went out that 
those upstarts from Brownbrokers would 
have to get a faculty advisor. So we got 
Professor I. J. Kapstein '26. 

"Our shows were irreverent and 
casual. And I do mean casual. Some- 
times the night before we were sched- 
uled to open we'd find that the show 
was three numbers short. So we'd stay 
up until 3 or 4 a.m. writing additional 

"As a faculty advisor. Professor 
Kapstein was great. Any time we needed 
him he was there, and he was under- 
standing. Kappy was one of the few 
men on the faculty at that time who 
believed that a little irreverence and 
frivolity was an integral part of college 
life. He believed that you didn't have 
to be joyless to be academic." 

Brownbrokers ran into one unex- 
pected problem. The shows became so 
popular that the organization found it- 
self with an embarrassment of riches — 

some $4,000 in the bank. The group 
spent almost nothing on the productions 
There were no lavish sets. Just fun, 
gags, and music. In what Shevelove de- ' 
scribes as a "desperate attempt" to get i 
rid of some of the funds, Brownbrokers ! 
started giving an annual scholarship to J 
the University. ; 

"We were becoming big business," I 
Shevelove says. "And the shows were }. 
becoming very grandiose, with a canopy' 
on the Waterman Street entrance to the 
theater, a uniformed doorman, and a , 
full orchestra in the pit." i 

According to Shevelove, Brown- i 
brokers came of age in the spring of 
1937 when Henry M. Wriston, Brown's ' 
new president, quoted from one of the \ 
shows in a chapel talk. For Brownbrok- ; 
ers this was a status symbol. The or- 
ganization had arrived. 

If Shevelove remembers Henry 
Wriston \vith clarity, it's also a fair bet 
that Brown's eleventh president has 
vivid memories of the somewhat brash 
student from Newark. It all centered 
around the Spring Day address given 
in 1937 by Burton G. Shevelove. 

Shortly after his arrival at Brown 
in February of 1937, President Wriston 
strongly denounced the Italian dictator, 
Benito Mussolini, in a major speech 
delivered at the Biltmore Hotel, a speed 
that received international attention. A;' 
the spring wore on, Mr. Wriston took 
some additional "shots" at Mussolini. 
It was too ripe a situation for Sheve- 
love to pass by in his Spring Day ad- 

"Ladies and gentlemen," he said, 
opening his remarks, "this is a lovely, 
peaceful spring afternoon here on the 
College Green. It probably will remain 
this way — unless, of course, Mussolini 
sends his planes over to get Wriston." 
The audience roared. 

Burt Shevelove's next four years were 
spent at the Yale Drama School, 
first as a student and then as director o' 
dramatics. One of his high spots at Nei 
Haven was Too Many Boys, which was 
considered the best show on campus 
since 1914 when Cole Porter produced 

When World War II arrived, Shev 
love went into the American Field Serv 
ice with the British Army. His chief 
contribution to the world of theater 
during those years was a servicemen's 
show at a rest camp near Cairo, with 
nothing but stagestruck ambulance dri' 


E. of the British Field Service to use as 
TLis "girls" and leading "ladies." 

After the war, Shevelove went back 
I, writing. Collaborating with four of 
I- former Yale pupils, he produced 
5ia/i [Voider. This 1948 show, which 
hi Tom Ewell in the lead, had only fair 
srcess, but it did introduce Gower 
C.ampior. to Broadway as a dance direc- 
t . And it did give the young Brown 
giduate the courage to try again. 

When Shevelove followed by writ- 
li; the book and lyrics for A Month of 
Sndays, his hopes were high that this 
V s the one that would put him over 
t) top. Unfortunately, the audiences 
din't share his enthusiasm for the play. 

"I really felt that this would be a 
b.gie," he recalls. "But the play died — 
ad in Philadelphia, of all places! It was 
araumatic experience for me. It taught 
n that you really need a thick skin on 

Not yet having a tough enough hide, 
Shevelove abandoned the theater 
ad turned to television. He wrote a 
rmber of TV shows, including the 
"ell Telephone Hour." Then, working 
v:h Larry Gelbart, and with Art Car- 
r/ as his star, Shevelove wrote a se- 
rs of specials that brought to television of its most hilarious material, so- 
pisticated spoofs that were rare on the 
t)e at that time. 

"There was a need for satire, for 
cticism on television," Shevelove says, 
''ut very few writers were getting the 
b.king to take this sort of approach. 
Lrry Gelbart and I were lucky. Our 
pjducer was David Susskind. He kept 
t ■ sponsors away and gave us a free 

Shevelove earned an Emmy for his 
T efforts, and recognition, too. But 
Ejadway was always lurking in the 
trkground. One evening as he sat in a 
I'ater watching Eddie Fay's antics in 
fc'ama Came, Shevelove was reminded 
chow seldom basic humor was on 
\ \v. Some scars from A Month of Sun- 
fus still remained — but he decided to 
g'e the stage another try. 

While at Yale, Shevelove had writ- 
ti a comedy based on a play by Plau- 
t:. Once again collaborating with 
( Ibart, he took this material and fash- 
i led A Funny Thing Happened on the 
Iiy to the Forum, a musical the two 
r;n originally described as "a scenario 
i- vaudevillians." 

Shevelove recalls that 1961 experi- 

ence: "Our original intention was to do 
a low, traditional comedy that would 
make people laugh, and do it stylishly — 
the same basic humor that people 
laughed at 2,300 years ago. There was 
only one hitch after we put what we 
thought was a pretty good show to- 
gether. The out-of-town critics were 
used to the musicals with lavish sets 
and costumes and with a large chorus. 
We had just a single set and our musical 
was funny, ridiculous, mad. But until it 
reached Broadway, it was generally mis- 

"Even though we kept getting 
panned by the critics, the audiences 
seemed to respond warmly to Funny 
Thing. Then one night in Washington 
everything seemed to go wrong. The 
critics were really on our backs and 
Larry and I were working late trying to 
fix the script. All of. a sudden Larry 
turned to me and said, 'If Hitler's alive, I 
hope he's out of town with a musical.' " 

Once the play reached Broadway, 
everything seemed to fall in place. The 
reviews were excellent. One said, "If 
you like to laugh, this is the best show 
in town." Another paper reported that 
"A Funny Thing Happened oi^ the Way 
to the Forum really is." Perhaps Brooks 
Atkinson of the New York Times said 
it best: "This is low comedy at its high- 

When Funny Thing closed on 
Broadway in 1964, the record showed 
942 performances, profits well in excess 
of $500,000, and six Tony Awards. One 
of the Tonys went to Burt Shevelove, 
his first after three other nominr-'.tions. 

The last eight years for Shevelove 
have been busy; some would call them 
hectic. He wrote a series of TV shows 
for Dinah Shore in Hollywood, did the 
script for a movie in London, came back 
to Broadway with his Hallelujah Baby, 
and then hit the jackpot again with his 
1971 revival of Vincent Youmans' 1925 
hit. No, No, Nanette. 

With Ruby Keeler in the lead and 
with Hollywood's Busby Berkeley called 
out of retirement to supervise. No, No, 
Nanette became an instant success at 
the box office. Some were surprised that 
a 1925 musical could make the grade 
in the sophisticated Seventies. Clive 
Barnes of The New York Times felt that 
he had the answer. Said he: 

"Nostalgia may prove to be the 
overriding emotion of the Seventies, 
with remembrance of things past far 
more comfortable than the realization of 

things present. For everyone who wishes 
the world were 50 years younger — and 
particularly, I suspect, for those who re- 
member it when it was 50 years younger 
— the revival of No, No, Nanette pro- 
vides a delightful, carefree evening. 

"The resuscitation of operettas and 
musical comedies is a tricky operation, 
and the producers here have gone about 
their task with skill. The play is adapted 
by Burt Shevelove, who is also the di- 
rector, and although I do not know the 
original book by Otto Harbach and 
Frank Mandel, I would take a fair-sized 
bet that Mr. Shevelove's adaptation has 
been fairly extensive. This is far closer 
to a 1920's musical than anything New 
York has seen since the Twenties, but 
it is seen through a contemporary sensi- 

In the spring of 1972, with No, No, 
Nanette still breaking box office records. 
The New York Times ran a banner head- 
line — " 'Funny Thing' Happens Again." 
Partly to take advantage of a new gen- 
eration of theatergoers and partly to 
wipe from their mouths the sour taste 
of a London version of Funny Thing that 
bombed, Shevelove and Gelbart, with 
help from Stephen Sondheim, who did 
the music and lyrics for the show, up- 
dated Funny Thing and brought it back 
to Broadway with Phil Silvers in the role 
of Pseudolus, the role originally played 
by Zero Mostel. This time the play 
lasted six months before the illness of 
Silvers forced cancellation. 

During his visit to Brown this spring, 
Shevelove reflected on the past 
25 years. There are things he might do 
differently the second time around, but 
he made one point clear — he wouldn't 
have been happy in any other profes- 
sion. "The key element in show busi- 
ness," he said, "is to cherish the 'ups' 
and drive the 'downs' from your mem- 

The former Brownbrokers director 
is currently writing a book about Vic- 
toria Woodhall, who ran for president 
in 1872. He feels that she should be a 
"lively" subject today since she was one 
of the country's early advocates of free 
love. "She beat women's lib by 100 
years," he says. 

Also on Shevelove's agenda is an- 
other visit to Brown to meet with the 
students and to check on the progress of 
the theater renovations at old Lyman 
Gym. His hosts are hoping his glasses 
will be off during most of the visit. J.B. 






A discussion between 

Dr. Milton Hamolsky, 

professor of 

medical science, 


The Rev. Charles Baldwin, 

chaplain of 

the University 

"Philosophically, at least, the practice of 
medicine used to he relatively simple. A 
disease was diagnosed. If a cure existed, 
it was prescribed. Most often the pa- 
tient accepted the doctor's decisions with 
few questions. But recent developments 
in bio-medical technology are changing 
that simple view of the practice of medi- 
cine. Moral judgments are complicating 
the decisions of both doctors and pa- 

That is the way a mailing piece 
from the University introduced a series 
of discussions on "The New Medicine," 
one of the three-part Rhode Island Semi- 
nars sponsored by the University Rela- 
tions Office as part of its program of con- 
tinuing education for Brown alumni. 

One of the three seminars on medi- 
cine was titled "When Death Seems Cer- 
tain, What Is the Response?" and fea- 
tured Dr. Hamolsky, who is also physi- 
cian-in-chief of the Department of Med- 
icine at Rhode Island Hospital, and 
Chaplain Baldwin. The portion of their 
discussion which follows was excerpted 
from a tape recording of their two-hour 

Dr. Hamolsky: We will attempt to 
talk about the problems we face in 
a definition of death. There was a time 
when this was not a problem. Everyone 
knew pretty much when a patient had 
died — when a patient stopped breathing 
and when the heart stopped beating. Be- 
cause of technological advances in medi- 
cine, we are now faced with the need to 
define a new conceptual basis of ethics 
and morals. 

Medicine's ability to keep an orga- 
nism biologically alive with artificial 
pacemakers, with artificial respirators, 
has at the moment outstretched our so- 
ciety's capacity to handle the problem. 
So we are faced today with very difficult 
problems that we weren't faced with 50 
years ago. To give you some specific ex- 
amples — in 1910, eight percent of peo- 
ple died outside the home. According to 
the most recent survey, carried out about 
1969, 81 percent of people now die in 
hospitals or nursing homes. We no 
longer have people dying at home. 

Secondly, every family knew in the 
early 1900's that someone might die the 
next day; the beautiful blond blue-eyed 
baby might be carried away by an infec- 
tion — diphtheria, whooping cough, mea- 
sles, meningitis — anything. Today, that's 
not acceptable. We don't tolerate that 

kind of death. We need an explanation 
or an excuse for it if it occurs. This has ' 
been replaced — obviously, as people j 
must die — by a greater preponderance I 
of the aged who are dying. That's the 
final failure, that's the victory of nature 
over whatever we are. And we don't 
handle that very well. 

For the last ten or 15 years, per- j 
haps for the first time, sociologists, psy- ' 
chologists, anthropologists, political sci- 
entists, economists, are beginning to 
consider the problem of dying in our so- 
ciety as a topic to which they can ad- 
dress themselves. This was never done \ 
before. There was the feeling that you 
don't talk to somebody who's dying to 
find out how he feels. But now it's being 
done. So 1 find, for example, a meeting I 
like tonight to be a very exciting thing 
— that people are willing to come to lis- i 
ten to and to talk about and to think | 
about — out loud — this problem which I 
normally we have avoided. 

And that's one of our problems. 
The American ethic is to be alive, vital, 
busy, occupied. You mustn't even have 
free time or leisure time. You've got to 
have something to do in leisure time, 
not nothing. And dying obviously is thel 
ultimate in leisure time, the final act. ) 
That's the concept, that's the sociology, j 
under which we have existed. Now withl 
technological advance has come the ca- 
pacity for medicine to sustain biological 

So now we have to make the deci- 
sion of when to permit the patient to be 
labeled "dead" for legal purposes, and 
for purposes of transplantation of tis- 
sues from the dying organism to anothe 
living organism who might benefit. Fi- 
nally, we have a group of religious lead- 
ers, of doctors, philosophers, sociolo- 
gists, psychologists, trying to come to 
grips with the ethic of the dead patient 
— that's first, we're not talking about 
dying, yet — we're talking about the dea 

When is a patient dead? They have 
attempted to redefine death. One of thei 
problems with law, if I may say so, is 
that law will not tell you ahead of time,i 
or a priori, a decision. You must do 
something, somebody must bring a coui 
case, and then it will be resolved. We 
cannot get a definition from the law as : 
to what is death. We must try in our 
best way to make some working decisio 
which we hope will be acceptable to oui 


si,iety, and then behave within that 
fanework and hope it will be consid- 
e d legal if and when it is brought to 
a=st case. 

There is now a growing acceptance 
oihe definition of brain death. Because 

in keep the heart going and the 
ng;. going, we can't any longer depend 
U)n death of heart, lungs, circulation, 

V ich is what everybody accepted 50 
yirs ago. So when is a patient dead? 
Te statement is now made that an indi- 

V ual is dead when he is completely 
u"esponsive to all stimuli — let's say 
p.nful stimuli — no response of the or- 
giism, neurologically no response, 
Cinpletely inactive in his or her envi- 
rument. We're now using the electro- 
erephalogram, one of medicine's tech- 
nogical advances, to determine this. 
Ectrodes are placed on the skull, and 
e:trical current coming from the brain 
bow is recorded. If the brain is func- 
tiial in today's biological sense, there 
v>l be pips and flips on this electro- 
e:ephalogram, tracing the current. And 
e'ryone agrees that that means the pa- 
t It is not dead. But if the line is flat, as 

V say, that can be used as an indication 
o'biological brain death — providing that 
its repeated 24 hours later and is still 
fl;. We do not accept any single meas- 
wment, because it has been demon- 
sated — only once or twice, but that's 
eough — that an electroencephalogram 
hi been flat, and subsequently the pa- 
tnt has recovered. But this has not yet 
crurred when it was flat for a period of 
2. hours. 

And so we're groping for some sort 
cdefinition before we have the right to 
s/, "This patient is dead." If it is a 
ptential donor of a kidney to someone 
ee whose life may be saved, we have 
t? right — with the permission of the 
fnily, or the individual if he has so 
i heated before his catastrophe — to 
* n=plant the tissue from the dead or- 

m to the living. As a final protec- 
tn, medicine now insists that the 
cctor who would like to have a kidney 
Jailable for his dying patient has noth- 
l; to do with the decision that this 
tier patient is dead. We are attempting 
i all ways possible to define this at the 
Ijhest level we can. 

That's the problem of "dead." We 
'11 come back to a discussion of that 
ler. The other problem is one of "dy- 
15," the act and process of dying, which 

is something different. This relates to 
the whole problem of how does one 
tell a patient? What does one tell a pa- 
tient? When does one tell a patient? 
How does one help the patient handle 
the problem of dying? How does one 
handle the family's ability to handle this 
problem? Once again, I ask you to con- 
sider it in the sociological context. 

All we see or hear about dying is 
murder, suicide, mass violence. We don't 
deal at all with the patient who has had 
a bad stroke and obviously now has an 
infection and obviously is dying. Or 
even less dramatic than that, what about 
the patient who has a malignancy — one 
for which we have done what we know 
how to do in medicine, but the evidence 
is that the malignancy is spreading be- 
yond our capacity to handle it — and this 
means that in some period of time this 
patient will die? Does the patient know? 
When does the patient know? How do 
we handle the patient's concern about 
death? Death to most of us means pain, 
mutilation of the body, terrible loneli- 
ness, separation from everything, family. 
And in our society in general, friend- 
ships and closenesses are very small, 
only a few people. We don't have a so- 
ciety in which everybody shares the 
dying of a member as in some tribes. 
It's your own close family and imme- 
diate friends. Then, when somebody 
dies, there is the terrible loss to the fam- 
ily. Maybe the biggest problem is the 
survivor, not the patient who has been 

Another issue is that people say, 
"When my time comes, I wish to be per- 
mitted to die in dignity and not to be 
stuck full of tubes and respirators, pace- 
makers, and gadgets, with my life 
dragged out. Discomfort, a terrible bur- 
den on my family, an economic catas- 
trophe for all concerned. . . . Let me 
go peaceably." Who makes that deci- 
sion? Under what circumstances? How 
much participation does the individual 
himself or herself have — want to have — 
be able to handle — be permitted to han- 
dle in our society? 

The doctor may himself have diffi- 
culties handling death. Because doctors 
are trained throughout their whole lives 
to help people, to keep people alive or 
at least make them better, the dying pa- 
tient is an evidence of the ultimate 
failure. This failure comes to all of us, 
and we all know it intellectually, but it's 
not easy to handle — any more for a 

physician than for anyone else. 

And how do we relate to the family, 
to the religious advisor, to the social 
worker? How do we form a group of 
people who surround the individual who 
is dying with the appropriate environ- 
ment so that the individual's life can be 
made of great value before and during 
the act of dying, instead of it being, 
"This is the final act — and one of great 
suffering." Well, these are some of the 

Another is confronting death. How 
do we get people to talk about the fact 
that they are dying? I believe most peo- 
ple know. I believe we play games. I 
believe the patient does not want to 
hear the words because that means a 
curtain between doctor and patient — 
between family and patient. So I know 
they know; they know I know they 
know; but we play games. Neither one 
of us yet has the capacity to handle 
openly the problems that are posed by 

Death and dying were the taboo 
subjects of the 20th century. You just 
didn't talk about these things. One never 
had meetings like this 30 years ago, to 
talk about the problem of dying. So we 
are advancing. It is an important thing 
to handle. There are those who say that 
to live well, one must face the problem 
of dying. To die well, one must face the 
problem of living well. That's part of 
what we're talking about. We are not 
just dealing with a definition of some- 
thing and the terrible problem the fam- 
ily or the doctor has. 

Chaplain Baldwin: The definition of 
death as brain death, as you put it, is a 
very convenient one for the profession 
because you have other interests going. 
You want to preserve certain other or- 
gans for transplants, and this is there- 
fore the most convenient definition of 
death. But are there other possibilities 
here? Is this really the best we've got, 
both in terms of the person and society's 

Hamolsky. I have reported about the 
present state of the art or science. There 
are very capable thinkers who have de- 
fined a specific region of the brain, the 
hypothalamus, within which we think are 
focalized several of the vital functions 
of the body or control over them. Blood 
pressure, eating, drinking, rage reac- 


tion, control of the hormones — these are 
all controlled here. So to be biologically 
living, one doesn't need the rest of the 
cortex of the brain, which is what we 
think with, plan with, hope with. So my 
answer to you is that there may be those 
who are utilizing the concept of brain 
death for medicine's convenience. But 
that's not the motivation for most of the 
good thinkers who have come to the 
same decision. This is the best defining 
we can do today, and we have to keep 
probing for something better. 

Baldwin: One of the articles we read for 
this seminar raised the matter that a 
legitimate concern is the preservation of 
organs for use in living beings, and the 
best place to preserve them may be in 
the body of the potential donor. Now 
that's going to change our whole picture. 
We declare the person dead but also say 
we need to keep the body going in order 
to keep these organs. I think that's go- 
ing to be a tremendous culture shock. 
These definitions are going to have tre- 
mendous impact, and it's going to re- 
quire real cultural change to accept some 
of them. 

Hamolsky. One of the problems here is 
that we permit an individual to indicate 
before death, or even before any termi- 
nal illness, that he or she is willing to 
donate the cornea of the eye so a blind 
person may see, the kidney so someone 
else may live. And we permit these peo- 
ple to do this — to sign a paper, to have 
it countersigned, all very legal. But at the 
moment that patient "dies" — whatever 
the definition — that's gone. That per- 
son's wishes no longer pertain at all ac- 
cording to law. That body then becomes 
the next of kin in a specific fashion — 
the spouse, the parent, the oldest child. 
So I may indicate my willingness to 
have my kidney transferred when I am 
considered dead; but the moment some- 
body says I am dead, that is worthless — 
unless my nearest of kin says, "He 
wanted, I accept it, and we'll go along 
with it." Our legal structure is equivocal 
about this, giving the individual the 
right to do it and taking it away from 
him the moment he is legally dead. 

Baldwin: It appears to me as a layman 
and sometime pastor that it is increas- 
ingly the case that doctors are capable 
of discerning a point in a given patient's 
life when he has moved from a fight for 

life into a process of dying. Before we 
start on the business of caring for the 
dying, I would like to know what goes 
into making that determination. How 
frequently is it really possible to make 
that kind of determination? 

Hamolsky: The physician is no longer 
able to say with precision, "You have 
six weeks left of life," so that the indi- 
vidual can go out and have a good time 
— as in television shows. Doctors used 
to do this. But now we do not have that 
scientific capacity with precision, mostly 
because there are a lot of other things 
we can do now to modify it. We prob- 
ably still have the ability to guess pretty 
well, if we would then let the patient 
alone. But we no longer do this. The 
more fundamental question to raise is 
what is the precision with which a 
physician can examine a patient and say 
this person has passed from something 
we call indefinite future to something 
we call beginning to die? This varies, but 
I think in most instances it is quite clear. 
We can know that a patient will die. In 
most instances, medicine is able to make 
that decision with sufficient accuracy so 
that it poses realistically the broader 
problem of what we then do about it 
and with whom. 

Baldwin: So then the point really comes 
when you must decide whether to tell 
the patient or not. I think whether to 
tell or not relates to a care system that 
we do not have for the most part. I 
would say from my perspective as a 
pastor that, when that point comes, the 
ethical obligation is to care for the dying 
patient, and only care for the patient. 

And what does caring mean then? 
I suppose relative comfort. But much 
more than that. It means surrounding 
the patient with support services, and 
the company of people one knows. It 
suggests to me a different kind of caring 
process for any given patient. With 
some patients it may be the minister and 
the doctor; for others it's the social 
worker who is the real control, or the 
lawyer, the brother or sister, the father 
or mother, or whoever. Some sort of 
caring process needs to be recognized so 
that the patient can take care of things 
— his will, or whatever. Some kind of 
process must develop where the patient 
himself or herself has a sense of, "I've 
completed things. I handled things in 
this part of my life at the same kind of 

level, or even better, than I did at the | 
earlier part of my life." 1 

Hamolsky: You've defined different j 
problems. The first is, do you tell the < 
patient and how do you tell the patient 
I have to put in a strong defense of the 
medical profession. I believe that the 
physician has done this most of the tim 
because no one else would. 


I think so too. 

Hamolsky: I have attempted to get oth- 
ers to share it with me, and "No thank 
you! You're the doctor. You know. 
Please don't ask me to do that!" I find 
it one of the more difficult decisions to 
make. My young interns and residents 
are thrashing with it all the time. 

Some physicians always tell pa- 
tients — others don't. Part of it is that it 
may be their considered judgment that 
many people are not able to handle it, 
and therefore why traumatize further. 

) r 

Baldwin: And let's admit, some can't. 1 

Hamolsky: That's correct. I once told an 
individual — a rugged, outgoing, busy, 
successful, driving, competent, mature, i 
stable businessman who had a biopsy 
taken, that the biopsy came back ma- 
lignant. This individual, put very simp!' 
and perhaps a little dramatically, meltec 
away in front of my eyes. He just disin- 
tegrated, he just fell apart. And I've hat 
the opposite experience as well. So it's 
difficult to decide. 

I think it's an obligation of the 
physician to explore with the family thf 
problem when he is convinced the pa- 
tient is dying. But will it help the fam- 
ily? Who in the family can best help rP' 
tell the patient? Or do I do it myself? I 
think it is known by the patient pretty 
promptly, because the family can't hide 
it. When the family knows, they change 
in their behavior to the individual 
whether they wish to or not. The persoi 
knows. He's different now than he wasi 
last week. 

The other thing is that medical 
schools have not taught young medical i 
students how to handle the problem of 
dying patient. I don't believe there was. 
a single course on this topic in any nurs 
ing school up until about ten years agoj 
Now they are all attempting to put thifj 
into the curriculum. 



B'/iwin: You've commented that, at a 
fi^-ly simple level, medical students have 
d iculty in dealing with the cadaver — 
it dealt with jokingly. 

hfnolsky: Sure. This is our first ap- 
piach to the human body in medical 
si ool — a dead individual. And it is 
vy difficult for many. They've never 
sm it before. Consequently, every med- 
ic student has the skull as an ashtray 
o;his table. This is his way of learning 
tciandle this terrible problem, because 
v\ don't handle it openly. And the ca- 
d.'er is "Max" or what have you. There 
ai some jokes. But this is a facade. This 
ishe way we all handle problems that 
ai difficult and a little tough to take, 
ail nobody's helping us do it. We rise 
al)ve it by being a little jocular about 

In the past, doctors have evaded the 
isje of death in hospitals, too. We don't 
f£c with the nurse about this dead pa- 
tiit and handling it. It's nurses who 
tee care of the problem. They take care 
he body, they shroud it, they shut 
a the doors and shut out the lights and 
s; ak it down the corridor. That's the 
v>y we handle a problem that we're not 
a e to deal with openly because our so- 
c.y isn't dealing with it openly. 

B.divin: That relates to the fact that 
w don't deal with the dying patient as 
a erson at all, but as a thing. 

hmohky: It is a problem to be solved. 
Il not Mrs. Jones, who has three kids, 
v^o's had a good life or hasn't had a 
g)d life, who really now senses that 
s ''s dying, and that suddenly an un- 
s isfactory life is coming to an end. Out 
c ne the bitterness and hostility, the 
"/hy me?" and "No, it can't be," and 
ti'n submission and depression. These 
a the logical responses when it's either 
"ou're not dying" or "You are dying" 
(jind there's no thought of the quality 
olife carrying through it. So it's a 
g-at sociological problem. 

/'Question: What about the mind — 
r'l, when the brain no longer registers 
c an electroencephalogram? 
{■rnolsky: Well, again that gets back to 
cr original decision regarding brain 
cath. It is more than just a philosophi- 
c or academic discussion. But there we 
ight have a nice easy answer regard- 

ing complete and absolute death. 
Baldwin: One of the reasons I press for 
a clear professional attendance to the 
process of dying is I don't think you're 
ever going to have an unchallengeable, 
neat answer — science isn't that way. 
That decision always is going to be am- 
biguous, and it's going to have to be 
made around the patient. I mean, death 
isn't just a definition. It's caring for the 
patient, the family. It's the feelings of 
the doctor. It's the institutional self- 
defense — all these kinds of things. 
We're going to have to agree more and 
more on a given case. 

Question: There's another question 
that's considered rather taboo, and that's 
the question of termination of treatment. 
If a person were beyond recovery, and 
had indicated that he did not want to be 
sustained by tubes and respirators and 
so on, does he have the right ethically 
to say, "When you see fit I would like 
the treatment to be terminated and to 
die with dignity?" 

Baldwin: I think there is general agree- 
ment among theologians and the medical 
profession that that is a legitimate deci- 
sion to make. 

Hamolsky: I agree that the ethical situ- 
ation is clear as indicated. But we have 
two cases in law again. In Florida, a 
woman sued for her right not to have, in 
her judgment, extraordinary procedure 
used on her . . . after it was done. And 
it was decided in her favor, and the hos- 
pital and the physician were found at 
fault. In our state of New York, a 
woman went to court to prevent the hos- 
pital from implanting a pacemaker in 
her husband who was aged, and com- 
pletely incompetent mentally, etc. As 
black and white a picture as I've heard 
about. And the court overruled her, giv- 
ing the hospital the right to do it. And 
they did. 

The ethic is clear. I think all of us 
would indicate that no one is required 
to, or should or must, use all available 
methods to sustain vital life after a 
point. I think the question is, what is 

Question: Who makes that decision? Is 
it entirely up to the doctor? 
Hamolsky: Different places do it differ- 
ently. There was a sign in an English 
hospital just a short while ago that was 
posted on the walls. It said, "The fol- 
lowing patients NTBR" (not to be re- 
suscitated) — and it applied to anyone 

over 65. There was a tremendous hue 
and cry in the English press — a tremen- 
dous outcry. And the outcry was very 
simple: "We don't care if you do it, but 
for God's sake don't tell us." That was 
the entire criticism. We sort of agree 
that for somebody whose heart stops 
after age 65, you shouldn't put in all of 
this tremendous time, effort, money, ex- 
pense, when you might be putting the 
same $5,000 into three hungry families 
in the ghetto. Use any comparison you 
wish. But, "Don't tell us you're doing 
that. We don't want to participate in 
this" is one of the responses. 
Baldwin: We agreed it's tough to de- 
cide where to draw the line on treating 
a patient. But some physicians make bad 
judgments sometimes. Is it not my right 
and obligation to insist on a conference 
with the doctor and with those persons 
involved in the case? 
Hamolsky : That has happened to me. 
I've been asked to participate in pre- 
cisely this kind of discussion. And it 
obviously was a very sensitive family, 
very concerned. One of the three sisters 
did not want what I call extraordinary 
methods to be discontinued. The other 
two did. That makes it a very difficult 
problem for those three to handle. What- 
ever decision you make, how do those 
three handle it? You see, there is a 

Question: To ask about the physicians 
of six years from today, how much do 
the medical schools, and particularly 
Brown University's medical school, do 
in regard to dying and death? 
Hamolsky : There are specific courses in- 
corporating the problems of dying in 
virtually every medical school now. At 
Brown we are putting together a group 
of faculty that care about such things — 
from philosophy, sociology, psychology. 
When Brown decided to go on to the 
M.D. program, one of its decisions was 
to extend the six-year program to seven 
and to incorporate the last two years as 
something called "the clinical experi- 
ence" — primarily patient-related. Well, 
there will be electives throughout those 
sixth and seventh years. And the stu- 
dents have begun to talk about their 
electives. They want to know about the 
dying patient. They want to know about 
who makes the decisions. They want to 
know how to involve the family. They 
want to know how to educate the 


staying on 

There have always been Brown graduates who stayed 
on to earn a living at the University. Some of them 
pursued Hfelong careers here; many more did stints in the 
admission office as they were waiting to get drafted or 
married or accepted to graduate school. While the alum- 
nus-employee is a familiar phenomenon, there is impres- 
sionistic evidence that in recent years increasing numbers 
of seniors are marching down College Hill in the gradua- 
tion procession only to climb right back up again and start 
drawing a Brown paycheck. 

Since no one has ever kept statistics on the subject, 
perhaps it only seems that there are more recent graduates 
employed at Brown. But given the economic downturn of 
the last several years, it would be a likely thing to happen. 
In more prosperous times, when a young alumnus felt in 
need of a year or so of breathing space after college, the 
traditional choices have been graduate school or travel. 
For financial reasons, these are no longer such accessible 
solutions. Graduate fellowship money has dried up like a 
frog pond during an August drought, and successive de- 
valuations have shrunk the dollar so that the young Amer- 
ican traveler is no longer king of the road abroad. A year 
of working in University Hall may have to substitute for 
the time-honored Wanderjahre as a period of stock-taking. 
It may not be too exciting, but it beats going back home 
to work in the family shoe factory. 

During the Depression, one of the schemes that was 
advanced to alleviate unemployment was that the govern- 

Photographs by HUGH SMYSER 

ment should act as an "employer of last resort," providir 
work for those who could find no other jobs. Brown offei 
no similar guarantee along with its B.A., but it seems tha 
there is always a need for one more library assistant or 
security guard or secretary. Although alumni get no spe- 
cial consideration when they apply for jobs, most of the 
people doing the hiring show a reassuring confidence in 
the home-grown product. 

Once on the payroll, recent graduates bring to their 
jobs a knowledge of Brown that can add to their value as 
employees. They also, in many cases, bring along an ir- 
reverent and questioning attitude toward the exalted Ivy 
mystique. In the best tradition of the liberally educated, 
young alumni-employees have not hesitated to challenge 
the status quo. In fact, during the past year several re- 
cently graduated employees have shown themselves so 
unintimidated by the "specialness" of the University as t 
try to organize unions among their co-workers. 

The Brozon Alumni Morithly talked to five recent 
graduates who work for Brown to find out why they're 
here, what they think about their jobs, and how their fee 
ings about the University may have changed. Although 
some of those interviewed thought of their jobs here as 
the logical first step in an already chosen career direction 
most were, in some sense, still trying to get their bearing 
All had found the transition from student to hired hand 1 
somewhat awkward, and several are already making fu- 
ture plans that don't include Providence. A.i 


Qry Babcock 

One of the gifts that 
3iy Babcock received when 
ie raduated from Brown 
n ?72 was a scrapbook 
;o aining mementos of 
ii:3art-time job as adminis- 
Tfve assistant to Dean of 
^(demic Affairs and Associ- 
iti^rovost Jacquelyn Matt- 
•el. Dean Mattfeld filled the 
ic pbook with memoranda, 
is., and schedules that Gary 
la written during his first 
■n.Dr administrative assign- 
n. t — the coordination of 
h visit to Brown by the mu- 
'.iciepartment visiting com- 
niee. Gary's thoroughness 
ui attention to detail is evi- 
le: in one of the memos 
lelirected to Dean Matt- 
e 's housekeeper advising 
u that the cocktail canapes 
lEirdered for the reception 
VI2 to be heated in a 350- 
ieee oven for 20 min- 
it exactly. Another note 
s reminder that the base- 
n it refrigerator should 
«,ired out before being 
)r:sed into service as an 
icitional ice maker. 

Gary is now employed 
ii-time as an administra- 
V assistant to Dean Matt- 
ie . His job covers every- 
h g from doing research 
)i educational issues to 
'tcing care of the mail/' a 
o; daily process which in- 
■1 les entering each item in 
-'. giving it a serial num- 
'f '.0 mdicate the file loca- 
ii and underlining the im- 
Htant parts in order to 
ill Dean Mattfeld's read- 
n time. "It may sound 
it nge, but I really like or- 
;• izing, housekeeping type 
hgs," says Gary, who first 
':ved his talent in that 
li as an undergraduate 
5 making all the arrange- 
nts for the Brown cho- 

rus' successful tour of Eng- 

Although Gary didn't 
really plan to take an ad- 
ministrative post at Brown, 
he didn't just fall into it 
either. About the middle of 
his senior year, he recalls, 
he started "angling for a 
way to stick around Brown 
for two or three years." 
Why? "I hke it here. It's the 
only place I know really well 
and, besides, I had an inor- 
dinate fear of ending up as 
an insurance salesman 
somewhere in the Middle 
West." Gary was considered 
for a position with the Na- 
tional Endowment for the 
Arts in Washington, but he 
decided that he didn't feel 
adventurous enough to move 
somewhere strange. 

At the time that Gary was 
job hunting at Brown, there 
was talk of creating a new 
position of "baby dean" 
which would go to a recent 
alumnus who would act as 
a student advocate. Gary 
checked on that job and also 
wrote a proposal to develop 
a computer-driven, graphic- 
display tutorial system. 
When it looked as though 
neither of those projects 
would come to anything, 
Gary accepted the offer 
to work part-time — and later 
full-time — for Dean Matt- 
feld. (Just last month, Gary 
learned that the Exxon Foun- 
dation has awarded Brown 
a $63,000 grant to develop 
the proposal he wrote.) 

Eventually, Gary wants 
to become a high school or 
college consultant who can 
"teach people how to teach." 
Right now, he says, he is 
trying to decide where 
and when to go to graduate 
school. He expects to work 
at Brown through next year. 

even though he is less fond 
of the University than he 
was during his undergradu- 
ate days. As he wrote in an 
article for a campus maga- 
zine called Issues, having 
"just crossed the fence from 
being a student to being an 
administrator I often won- 
der if the Brown I see from 
the second floor of Univer- 
sity Hall is the same Brown 
I knew and loved in a very 
real way while I was a stu- 
dent." Gary asks himself 
whether his feelings reflect 
"only an increasing distance 
from my life as a student 
. . . or is it a function of 
insights to which I previ- 
ously had not been privy, or 
(possibly) is it because 

Brown is simply a less lik- 
able place?" Some of each, 
he concludes, but it is clear 
that he misses the collective 
energy of curricular upheaval 
that charged Brown several 
years ago. And in the ab- 
sence of that earlier student 
and faculty enthusiasm, he 
wonders "why those with 
the real authority to do so 
do not themselves strive to 
provide the leadership, the 
conviction, even a little bit 
of the passion needed to 
awaken Brown once again 
to its potential as a great 
teaching university." 


Phyllis Henrici 

It's hard for her to be- 
lieve now, but Phylhs Hen- 
rici '72 didn't give a serious 
thought to what she would 
do when she graduated, till 
the middle of her senior 
year. "Up until then," she 
says, "whenever people 
asked me what my plans 
were, I thought it was OK 
to say, 'I don't know.' I 
thought I'd wait and see 
what my friends were going 
to do. When they began to 
send out resumes and find 
things to do, I started to 
get worried." 

If Phyllis didn't have 
much of an idea of what she 
wanted to do, neither did 
she have any strong feelings 
about where she wanted to 
be. She had "vague thoughts 
about going to California" 
with some friends, but since 
she had no money that didn't 
seem practical. So, last 
spring, when she heard 
about a job as "library as- 
sistant, two" in the John 
Hay Library at Brown, she 
decided to fill out an appli- 
cation "just in case." Sev- 
eral months later she ac- 
cepted the job, which in- 
volves sharing the curatorial 
duties of the 160,000-volume 
Harris Collection of Poetry 
and Plays. Phyllis looks 
through catalogues and jour- 
nals to locate books which 
should be ordered for the 
collection, corresponds with 
scholars, and creates library 
exhibits based on material 
in the collection. 

According to Phyllis, 
many people who see her on 
campus assume that she is 
still a student. But for those 
who ask, she has developed 
an elaborate justification to 
explain why she is "still 
around." "I rationalize it as 
a temporary situation for 
at least a year or maybe 
longer," she says. Although 
Phyllis finds her work 
interesting, she does not 
want to be a career librarian. 
"My original idea was that 
if I hung around for a year 
I would be inspired about 
what I really wanted to do. 
Unfortunately, that hasn't 
happened yet. I would de- 
scribe my life in Providence 
as bearable to pleasant; it's 
just not bad enough to spur 
me on to do something else." 

Phyllis has become 
more of a political activist 
at Brown since graduation. 
She is one of the founders 
of the Feminist Studies Com- 
mittee, a group of women 
students, faculty, and staff 
who have been working to 
establish an academic con- 
centration on the subject 
of women. The initial course, 
which will be interdisciplin- 
ary, has been approved for 
the fall semester. A few 
weeks ago Phyllis joined 
assistant professors Louise 
Lamphere and Anne Fausto- 
Sterling in presenting an 
alumni seminar on working 

As a working woman 
herself, Phyllis finds it not 
much of an improvement 
over being a student. One 
of the first differences she 
noticed is that "it's much 
easier to rent an apartment. 
People assume that workers 
are more responsible than 
students." Phyllis's opinions 
about Brown have under- 
gone considerable revision 

since she became one of the 
employees. "When I was a 
student," she says, "I felt 
that Brown had my best 
interests at heart. Now I see 
it more as a business organ- 
ization." Phyllis thinks that 
the University is a less-than- 
model employer. "It is in- 
timated," she says, "that 
there are all these fat fringe 
benefits, but if you look at 
what they really are, they 
turn out to be non-existent, 
unless you consider it a 
fringe benefit to rub elbows 
with the intellectual elite." 


h Russo 

jOne look at Bill Russo 
you that here is some- 
ho is not about to have 
entity crisis. His wrap- 
end grin is so broad that 
snost touches his long, 
? kept sideburns. He has 
is\', outgoing way with 
cJe. It's hard to tell from 
shiinner whether he's 
1 ii; to an old friend or 
r one he never saw before 
K life. He has known 
: -rl\- what he wanted 
. to get it since be- 
;raduated from 
an in 1969. He viewed 
jib as assistant freshman 
for the football team 
first step along the 
ht line that is the short- 
stance to where he's 
d. Bill Russo's ambi- 
s to be head coach of a 
:e football team some- 

aybe an Ivy League 
all team, maybe even — 
not admit it — the Brown 
Wall team. 

Meanwhile, young ap- 
e'ice coaching hopefuls 
;\pected to prove them- 
As by working under 
ntions that have some- 
I in common with non- 
iiized farm labor. Ac- 
rng to Russo, there are 
cvays to get into college 
iiing. If you don't want 
t<e a job in high school 
Jiing and wait for a 
Jk, you can take a job as 
Jit-time assistant coach 
college staff and wait 
r break. Bill took the lat- 
'mte and accepted a for- 
Beason-only position on 
Jreshman coaching staff 
t3 fall of 1969. Although 
s >b was defined as part- 
n Russo worked full-time 

and longer. ("I figured I 
ought to work as many hours 
as I could to get experience.") 
For the entire three-month 
season. Bill was paid under 

Every year since. Bill's 
responsibilities have in- 
creased. He has coordinated 
the recruiting effort in the 
football office ("That's like a 
second season.") and he su- 
pervised the creation of a 
computer program to aid in 
scouting football players. 
Bill passed one career hurdle 
this fall when the man who 
hired him, head coach Len 
Jardine, left Brown. Bill was 
the only member of the pre- 
vious coaching staff who was 
retained by the new coach, 
John Anderson. In January, 
Bill was named varsity of- 
fensive line coach. 

Bill had few problems 
with making the transition 
from Brown student to em- 
ployee. He feels that his 
status as a recent alumnus 
makes it easier to talk to po- 
tential players. "I can tell 
them about all of Brown and 
not just the football team," 
he says. Bill played three 
varsity seasons as an offen- 
sive guard on the Brown 
team and when he first 
joined the coaching staff, he 
didn't know quite how to re- 
late to his former teammates. 
He soon found a comfortable 
role. "I had to be a friend 
and intermediary to the kids 
on the varsity and an au- 
thority figure to the fresh- 
men," he says. 

Bill Russo is a self-con- 
fessed sports nut. Although 
he was a Dean's List student 
as a philosophy concentrator, 
"If there had been a major 

in intramural sports, I would 
have taken it." Last year he 
discovered that coaching 
football, lifting weights, and 
playing pick-up basketball 
were not enough to satisfy 
him. He felt a lack of physi- 
cal activity that was really 
competitive so he enrolled 
in a karate school and earned 
a purple belt within a year. 
Bill is ambitious in a field 
where ambition does not go 
unappreciated. Still, he is 
under no illusions that he 
has picked an easy goal. 
Right now he's learning, and 
how to teach boys to play 
football is only part of it. 
He has begun to formulate 
in his mind a set of rules 
for smart coaches; good 

PR is important, but if you 
have bad PR and a winning 
team you've probably got 
yourself a job for a while. A 
coach with a losing team on 
his hands is probably in 
trouble no matter how good 
his PR is. And, no matter 
what happens, always keep 
five copies of your resume 
on hand, just in case. 


James Lyons 

James Lyons '71 was 
recently promoted to assist- 
ant director for operations 
in the Security Services at 

He does not feel com- 
pelled to leave Providence 
and see the world. "I've al- 
ready done that — twice," he 
says. Although Jim entered 
Brown in 1962, he didn't 
graduate until nine years 
and several bouts of wan- 
derlust later. He dropped 
out for the first time at the 
end of his freshman year. 
"At that time," he says, 
"many of us felt a conflict 
between learning and doing. 
I wanted to get Experience 
with a capital E." After a 
year in Boston tracing lost 
packages for United Parcel 
Service, Jim returned to 
Brown for another one and a 
half years. Then his restless- 
ness drove him to enlist in 
the Army with a guarantee 
for Europe. After 18 months 
in Augsberg, Germany, he 
was sent to Vietnam for 18 

In the fall of 1969, he 
returned from Vietnam and 
two weeks later was a junior 
at Brown. It was a difficult 
adjustment to make, he re- 
calls. As a result of his ex- 
periences he decided to ma- 
jor in Asian civilization. "I 
wanted to learn more about 
oriental culture because I'm 
fascinated by it," he says, 
"although that is a weak 
word to describe a very com- 
plicated emotion." Jim also 
was one of the founders of 
the Brown chapter of Viet- 
nam Veterans Against the 

To supplement his in- 
come from the GI Bill, Jim 

took a part-time job as a 
safety patrol officer with the 
security force. "My job was 
to walk around outside build- 
ings wearing a uniform so 
that I would be a visible de- 
terrent to crime." The fol- 
lowing year, Jim worked 
full-time for Security Serv- 
ices while he completed his 
senior year at Brown. He 
stayed with security after 
graduation and was pro- 
moted to field supervisor 
and then to assistant direc- 
tor of operations. 

Jim is in charge of uni- 
formed guards and of the 
daily operations of the de- 
partment. He deals with 
problems of "discipline, mo- 
rale, and special arrange- 
ments." Since Jim is inter- 
ested in "administrative type 
positions," he considers his 
job to be career oriented, 
but he has found that many 
of his classmates regard 
what he does as a low status 
occupation. "As far as status 
is concerned," he says, "it 
would be better to do cus- 
todial work because that 
seems more like a tempo- 
rary position." 

The major security 
problems change with the 
generations of college stu- 
dents, and Jim has seen 
things come full circle since 
he was first at Brown. "In 
the early sixties," he says, 
"getting drunk was the thing 
to do." He came back to 
campus in 1969 to find that 
drinking was out and drugs, 
especially marijuana, were 
in. "Students were turned 
inward more," he says. "Par- 
ties consisted of people to- 
gether in a quiet way to 
smoke grass and talk. Now 
I think there has been a 
changeover to a heavy drink- 
ing scene again." According 
to Jim, a student who has 

been drinking heavily tends 
to pose more of a security 
problem than one who has 
been smoking marijuana. 

Last summer the secu- 
rity guards organized into a 
union which was recognized 
by the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board. (One of the 
organizers and first president 
of the union was John Lu- 
cas '72, who has since left 
the University.) By the time 
the union was formed, Jim 
Lyons was in a management 
position and therefore in- 
eligible to join, but he counts 
himself as a supporter of 
the union. "My overall phi- 
losophy is to make the force 
more professional," he says. 

"and to get rid of the 'se 
curity guard as friendly i 
duffer' image. So I was ii 
favor of the union becau 
I felt that the impetus fo 
change in the departmen 
had to come from some- 


>(Lsie Noren 

hen Dotsie Noren 
id that she would be 
;raphed in the Brown 
y laboratory where she 
search assistant, she 
iately began to con- 
elp a dramatic mise en 

• The machine room of 

• p would provide the 
)Spromising setting, she 
:i!d. The overhead lights 
jl be turned off and the 
ic nes turned on. The 
.y)otsie described it, the 
Dimeter, the program- 
In calculator, the ana- 
'•"'plotter, and the ma- 

that converts data 
ne form to the other, 
blink on and off like 
;y pinball machines, 
would stand in front 
t machinery and pour 
nitrogen from a test 
unto an empty flask. 
=■)! Smoky wisps of va- 
oth up and drift across 
le ink of machines. Shades 

ar Trek!" (Due to tech- 

K considerations, the 
graph on this page is 
t cactly as Dotsie envi- 

3ne of the reasons that 
5 comfortable enough 
tl.he lab hardware to cast 
background scenery for 
cnce fiction special effect 
ilt she helped build parts 
iierself. The do-it-your- 
f quipment, Dotsie ex- 
lii, is part of the effort to 
Ih shrinking research 
<i;ts. One day not long 
he power supply of the 
;i.l-to-analogue converter 
uiung with a sign which 
ihcted, "Don't breathe 
3 ear the machine." It 
ciroken down that morn- 
gecause of a bad solder 
T "Something is always 

going wrong with homemade 
machinery," Dotsie says, 
"but one of the good things 
about having made it your- 
self is that you know how 
to fix it when it breaks." 

Dotsie Noren graduated 
in 1972 with a concentration 
in biology. After bicycling 
around Europe for a sum- 
mer, she returned to Provi- 
dence to work for William 
S. Shipp, associate professor 
of bio-medical sciences. Dot- 
sie describes the research on 
which she assists as a study 
of cytochromes — pigment 
proteins important in the 
formation of an energy-car- 
rier called ATP. 

Although Dotsie con- 
siders Providence "a per- 
fectly valid residential com- 
munity," she had strong 
reservations about coming 
back to work at Brown. "I 
thought it might be a dismal 
experience since I wouldn't 
be part of the student life. 
When I first started work- 
ing, I had a feeling that, 
'There's a world out there, 
and it's going on without 
me.' " Now that she has 
worked at Brown for most 
of the school year, Dotsie 
has found a comfortable 
post-undergraduate social 
life and has concluded that 
"Providence sure beats a sta- 
tion-wagon suburb in New 
Jersey." She has four room- 
mates — including both stu- 
dents and working people — 
whom she found by looking 
on the bulletin board in 
Faunce House. ("One of the 
things about sticking around 
your own university is that 
you know how to do 

Unlike many recent 
graduates who have remained 
in Providence, Dotsie does 
not intend to leave soon. 

"Nothing is forever," she 
says, "but I'm not thinking 
about moving on." Neither 
does she have any plans to 
go to graduate school even- 
tually. "I don't like academic 
pressure and I wasn't that 
great a student anyway." 
Dotsie has decided that she 
prefers "working in the real 
world" to being a student, 
because "the things you do 
really matter," she says, 
looking around the lab. 
"When I'm here I get to 
grow cells, mutate cells, wire 
machinery, program the com- 
puter . . . and then I enjoy 
being able to go home at 
night and forget about it and 
repair my bicycle. The ma- 

jor change in my life is that 
I have become very fussy 
about getting at least seven 
hours of sleep a night. 
There's no chance to doze 
off during lectures the way 
you could as a student, and 
here people are really de- 
pending on you." 


Brown Sports 

Written by Jay Barry 

Letting the blue-chip athletes know about Brown 

The athletic recruiting program at 
Brown had a new look this spring. And 
for Bob Seiple '65, the assistant athletic 
director and guiding hand in the pro- 
gram, the moment of truth has arrived. 

"It's no secret that over the years we 
have had problems within our league in 
recruiting the blue-chip athlete," Seiple 
says. "This has been especially true in 
the two money sports, football and bas- 

"But the climate at Brown for im- 
proving our position in athletics is better 
today than it has been in years. As in 
business, the impetus for change has to 
come from the top. And President Hornig 
has consistently demonstrated a sym- 
pathy for and understanding of our 

The new spring look centers on a 
concentrated mailing program to blue- 
chip athletes in all sports. Sixteen mail- 
ing pieces were sent out to the 150 or so 
boys on the preferred list between Febru- 
ary and April. 

The key to the program, in the 
opinion of Seiple, are eight letters 
from prominent alumni and University 
officials. Each letter was individually 
typed and went out on the personal 
stationery of the sender. 

Alumni who participated in the 
program were Mark Donohue '59, win- 
ner of the Indianapolis 500 last May; 
Phil Noel '54, Governor of Rhode Island; 
Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32, chancel- 
lor of the University and chairman of 
the board and chief executive officer of 
TWA; and Judge Alfred H. Joslin '35, 
secretary of the Corporation. 

There are some equally impressive 
administrators who participated in the 
recruiting program. This group in- 
cluded Ronald A. Wolk, vice-president 
(University relations and development) 
of the University; Robert A. Reichley, 
associate vice-president and director of 
University relations; James H. Rogers 
'56, director of admissions; and Andy 
Geiger, the athletic director. 

There is still another aspect to the 

new mailing program. Interspersed with 

the letters was a variety of other mail- 
ing pieces. Included were the Brown 
Alumni Monthly, a brochure about the 
arts at Brown, a booklet about Provi- 
dence, the Brown Football Association 
Newsletter, information on the new sci- 
ences library, and other campus bro- 

"A total of eight letters and eight 
mailings was sent to our select list 
this spring," Seiple says. "Frankly, we 
hoped to keep Brown uppermost in the 
kids' minds. And the mailings were so 
designed that we also conveyed to 
these subfreshmen the feeling that they 
are important to us as multi-dimensional 
people, not just as athletes. 

"One personal letter — the one from 
Ron Wolk — was sent to the parents. 
They have all sorts of fears. Just men- 
tion Ivy League, for example, and they 
wonder if their son's wardrobe is big 
enough. Ron's letter was aimed at 
answering questions of this sort, areas 
of particular concern to parents." 

Seiple is quick to point out that the 
mailing program is not unique to Brown. 
Dartmouth — as might be expected — has 
had a similar program for some time. 
Neither is the program inexpensive. Still, 

Bob Seiple: A better climate for athletics. 

present plans call for the effort to bi 
expanded next year to include all thi 
realistic candidates in all varsity spc 
And the mailings will start a month 

Last spring when Seiple moved 
the admission office to Marvel Gym 
chief responsibility for recruiting, hi 
herited a program that had been bee 
up considerably in the previous 18 
months. The first major step to impi i 
Brown's athletic recruiting was take i 
the fall of 1970 when Jim Fullerton, 
had retired as hockey coach, was mc 
into the alumni office and given cartij 
blanche to involve more alumni in t: 
Alumni Secondary Schools Program li 
to bring back to the fold those who 
might have become disenchanted an 
dropped out. 

Thanks to the work done by be 
Fullerton and Seiple, Brown was abl 
weather a difficult situation last fall 
when, for five crucial weeks betweei 
resignation of Len Jardine and the a 
pointment of John Anderson, the Ui 
versity didn't have a head football c 
Says Seiple: 

"Normally a situation such as t 
could prove fatal. My first move wa 
send a letter to our athletic represent 
tives all across the country. I told th 
we faced a difficult situation, that w 
needed an extra effort right down th 
line, and that the success of next fal 
entering group depended on them. 

"The results were fantastic. W' 
a few days of my letter, the phones 
started ringing. Some people who h| 
dropped out of the picture for one r 
son or another came back. Some wh 
had never worked before offered to 
out. The alumni rallied to the cause 
with the net result that the period v 
out a head coach wasn't the vacuun 
might have been." 

Seiple cites the work done for 
football program in the Boston area 
an example of the extra effort put ii 
alumni early this winter. "Bob 0'D> 
and Neil Weinstock '67 brought 17 
workers together at the home of Pe 

30 '5°. Ten days later we had re- 
)rt from 12 of these workers on 100 
ill prospects, including grades, class 
n board scores, and recommendations 
0) the guidance directors and coaches. 
lirelatively small group turned Bos- 
nKto a bread-and-butter area for us 
itfet the table for subsequent visits by 
eiders of Coach Anderson's new 
it ■ 

-or some time, athletic recruiting in 
e 'y League has been highly competi- 
zeAnd Seiple recognizes that the rest 
t ; league won't be standing by wait- 
gi)r Brown to catch up. 

5till, there are signs that Brown is 
cning more competitive in the battle 
r le student-athlete. As we were go- 
g 1 press, for example, it became 
ion that Brown has hopes of attract- 
g top football prospect from — of all 
a(3 — Muleshoe, Texas. 

it's in crew and lacrosse? 

n June of 1970 Brown's freshman 
»\ enjoyed a 7-0 season and then 
o';ht the college its first national 
a pionship in 74 years by winning 
e itercollegiate Rowing Association 
; ta at Syracuse. Brown's previous 
t .lal title had come in 1896 when 
e aseball team defeated Chicago in 
:\ -out-of-three series. 

-ive oarsmen and the coxswain from 
a loat are still on the scene, hoping 
nke their senior season a duplicate 
t; freshman year. The group in- 
ics Mark Haffenreffer, Marc Berg- 
h 'ider, George Taylor, Steve Dull, 
•tiFalk, and coxswain Joe Delle Fauve. 

These six men were prominent last 
rig when Brown won the Ivy League 
le vith a second place finish in the 
srn Sprints and then came in second 
t? IRA's, Brown's best finish ever. 

'We think that we have a good 
' " to take it all this year," Coach 
halson said at the start of the 
an. "This season, at least, the regu- 
rl scheduled races will be merely a 
eiration for the big one on Lake 
nidaga on June 2." 

In the pre-season forecasts. Coach 
J Stevenson's lacrosse team was 
ti number one in New England and 
a ?iven a good shot at the Ivy League 
itipionship. Stevenson would be the 
5 me to disagree with this forecast. 

but as the campaign got underway he 
did wish he had a better reading on the 
condition of Capt. Steph Russo's knee. 

An MVP at Massapequa High on 
Long Island, Russo arrived at Brown like 
gang busters in 1970. Playing attack, he 
paced the Cubs to an 8-1 season by 
scoring 60 points on 15 goals and 45 

The signs on Russo were all posi- 
tive as a sophomore. He racked up 18 
goals and 29 assists for 47 points and 
made second team All-Ivy and honor- 
able mention All-New England. 

Nothing happened last season to 
change any of the predictions on Russo. 
He seemed to be a prime Ail-American 
candidate. He was 16-17-33 through the 
first nine games — and then it happened. 
He caught his foot in a rut on the prac- 
tice field, twisted a knee, missed the 
last four games (two of which Brown 
lost), and had an operation during the 

Despite his abbreviated participa- 
tion, Russ was first team All-Ivy and 
first team All-New England. He also 
moved into ninth place on Brown's all- 
time scoring list with 80 varsity points. 

"There's no question that if Russo 
can come back to his earlier form we'll 
be a good team this season," Coach 
Stevenson said as the Bears prepared to 
open the campaign. "The kid can score 
but he's equally strong at hitting the 
open man, especially the midfielder cut- 
ting toward the cage. He can help a 
club in many ways." 

The Bruins had three objectives as 
the season got under way — an Ivy title, 
the New England crown, and one of the 
eight berths in the NCAA playoffs for 
the national championship. 

The name is Fritz Pollard (EI) 

For the first time since the winter 
of 1934, a Fritz Pollard is representing 
Brown on the athletic field. And like his 
dad and grandfather, young Fritz (Fred- 
erick D. Pollard, III, to be exact) has the 
potential for athletic greatness. 

The senior Pollard was a halfback 
on Brown's Rose Bowl team of 1915 and 
a year later became the first black se- 
lected by Walter Camp to his AU-Ameri- 
can first team backfield. Fritz, Jr., played 
freshman football in 1933, tied the world 

record for the 45-yard high hurdles with 
a 5.8 in the winter of 1934, and finished 
third in the high hurdles at the 1936 
Olympics in Berlin. His last three col- 
lege years were at North Dakota Uni- 

Young Pollard, who entered Brown 
last fall, played football at Montgomery 
Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md., 
as a 6-6, 240-pound linebacker. He also 
earned All-State honors on the basket- 
ball team. But track was really his thing. 
He set a school record in the discus 
with a toss of 163-11 and was named to 
the high school Ail-American team. 

A pre-med student. Pollard passed 
up football and basketball this year 
while getting adjusted academically. 
Track was something else. He just 
couldn't stay away. Brown's new assist- 
ant coach, Ed McLaughlin, is among 
those who are glad that the big, easy- 
going freshman decided to throw the 
discus for the Bruins. 

"Fritz has worlds of talent," Mc- 
Laughlin says, "and he hasn't even be- 
gun to approach his true potential. Be- 
fore he leaves Brown, Fritz could become 
the finest discus thrower the school has 
ever had." 

The unassuming Pollard is reahstic 
about his potential. He knows that the 
raw talent is there. He also knows that 
there is a price that will have to be paid 
if he is to realize that potential. 

"My immediate objective is to make 
a contribution to the Brown track team," 
Pollard says. "But, frankly, I want to 
do more than that. My eyes are set on 
the 1976 Olympics, and for the next 
three years I'll be working with Coach 
McLaughlin just as long and as hard 
as is necessary to reach that goal." 

Early this spring. Pollard and many 
of the other trackmen were singing the 
praises of McLaughlin, who replaced 
Ed Flannagan this winter as assistant 
to Coach Ivan Fuqua. McLaughlin's area 
of responsibility will be the field events. 

A native of Providence, McLaughlin 
was a two-time All-State selection in the 
pole vault at Classical High and then 
starred at Holy Cross. He's been a biol- 
ogy teacher at Hope High for the past 
nine years, during which time he's 
guided the Providence School to five 
indoor and outdoor state track cham- 
pionships. He's also coached cross coun- 
try at Johnson & Wales Junior College 
for three years with equal success: 
three Region III titles and a sixth in 


the nationals in both 1970 and 1971. 

"McLaughhn has been one of the 
finest track coaches in Rhode Island 
for nearly a decade," Coach Fuqua says. 
"We're particularly fortunate to have 
him come with Brown at this time when 
we have such a strong group of men 
in the field events." 

In addition to Pollard, the weight 
men with great potential include a pair 
of freshmen who were starters on last 
fall's undefeated football team. Phil 
Bartlett was a high school All-American 
in the hammer at Providence's Classical 
High and earned All-Ivy honors this 
winter for his work in the Heptagonals 
with the 35-pound hammer. Kevin Mundt 
was a Missouri state champion in the 
shot put. 

Almon debuts in baseball 

The addition of one player has 
given the Brown baseball team a new 
and exciting look. Billy Almon, the boy 
who passed up a $50,000 bonus from 
the San Diego Padres to enroll at Brown, 
has helped change the Bruins from a 
good team (16-13 in 1972) into an East- 
ern Intercollegiate Baseball League con- 
tender. Coach "Woody" Woodworth 
sums up the situation. 

"Having Almon on the team gives 
us so much more flexibility. He's tight- 
ened up our infield, added speed to the 
club, and introduced a very talented bat 
into the lineup. Billy has the best range 
and arm of any collegiate shortstop I've 
ever seen. He is one of those rare ones 
who can make the great play consist- 

A star athlete from Warwick, R.I., 
Almon led the state in scoring as a sen- 
ior basketball player and then attracted 
the attention of every major league scout 
when he put on his baseball uniform. 
He reportedly was the number one draft 
choice of two clubs. Even after Almon 
announced his intention to attend Brown, 
the San Diego Padres drafted him sev- 

The Padres automatically lost all 
rights to Almon when he entered Brown. 
Now the Bruin shortstop won't be eli- 
gible to be drafted until his class gradu- 
ates or until his 21st birthday — or un- 
less he drops out of college. 

"Right now, getting my degree 
means everything to me," Almon says. 
"There will be plenty of time later for 
professional baseball, providing I can 

make the grade. I'm happy at Brown and 
have no regrets at my decision." 

Coach Woodworth has another po- 
tential major leaguer on his roster, Capt. 
Bob Lukas. The fireballing righthander 
posted a 1.54 earned run average last 
spring in 70 innings and made All-Ivy. 
He also played for the fine Falmouth 
team in the Cape Cod League. If Lukas 
has another good spring, Coach Wood- 
worth predicts that his club will have as 
good a shot as any to end up with the 
EIBL crown. 

James Miller — the bright 
side of the wrestling story 

A third generation Brown man, one 
who seriously considered giving up a 
promising wrestling career a few years 
ago, turned out to be one of the feature 
stories of the winter sports season. 
There were other highlights, including 
the fast finish of the basketball team 
and the selection of a Brown junior to 
the All-American hockey team. 

James C. Miller, who admits to a 
six-year love affair with wrestling, 
capped a 15-2-1 senior season by becom- 
ing the first Brown man in seven years 
to win a New England championship. 
Then, after a disappointing showing in 
the Nationals, Miller headed home to 
Canada and captured the Canadian Na- 
tional Championship at 163 pounds. 

Miller is the son of Arthur E. Mil- 
ler, Jr. '50 of North Vancouver, B.C., 
and the grandson of Arthur Miller '22, 
president of Miller & Peck, Inc., Narra- 
gansett, R.I. Miller started wrestling 
when he was in the 11th grade at Del- 
brook High in Vancouver, going un- 
defeated as a 148-pound junior and 
157-pound senior. 

After his junior year. Miller came 
in second in the Canadian Junior cham- 
pionships. And in 1968 he tried out 
for the Canadian Olympic team, mainly, 
he says, to acquire some experience. The 
Olympic trials were held in Toronto 
that year, a fact that contributed to Mil- 
ler's decision to come to Brown. 

"My grandfather invited me to 
spend some time with him in Narra- 
gansett while I was in the East," Miller 
says. "Among the people I talked to were 
representatives of the admission office. 
I guess I was being interviewed, al- 
though I didn't realize it at the time. 
It was all so low-key. I enjoyed the 
campus, the people, and the atmosphere. 

and for the first time seriously cons 
ered coming to Brown." 

As a senior. Miller won the Ca 
nadian Junior Championship and w 
sent to Michigan State for a month 
train for the World Junior Champio 
ships in Boulder, Colo. He placed ku 
behind the Soviet Union, Japan, anc e| 
United States. Then it was off to an 
other camp in Vancouver for some i 
training before departing for Japan 
six-week trip with the British Colut 

Because of this background, gn 
things were expected of Miller whe« 
arrived at Brown in the fall of 19691 
And he did fairly well, going 8-2 as. 
freshman and 8-2-1 as a sophomore 
But these were frustrating years fort 
young Canadian. He soon found ou> 
wrestling wasn't the "big thing" foi' 
many of his teammates that it was li 

"I'm afraid I made myself rathi 
obnoxious during those years," says 
soft-spoken but intense Miller. "I 
couldn't understand why some kidsi 
good wrestlers, quit the team. It act 
broke my heart. I'd go around fromi 
to room badgering this guy and that 
to stay out. It was a losing fight." 

Brown's freshman wrestling tei 
in 1969-70 included six state champi 
This year only two of them (Jeff Mi; 
is the other) were still on the team. 
James Miller speaks to this point. 

"Wrestling is a very demandinji 
sport physically. It's a lonely sport. : 
if the kids on the team feel that thei 
is no real interest in what they are d 
ing then, frankly, it's tough for then 
rationalize staying out for the team.r 

"It was easier for me to stay ov: 
because wrestling has been more thi 
just a college sport to me. Among oi 
things, it has led to two trips to Jap; 
But I'll have to admit that there weii 
moments when I felt like chucking i; 

"The Penn match was one we 1 
to win when I was a sophomore. An 
everyone was counting on me to pic 
some key points at 158. I let them d 
I lost, and after the match some of t 
fellows on the team wouldn't even 
speak to me. This really shook me u 
I walked the campus until after mid- 
night, all by myself. I thought of qu, 
ting. But I couldn't do it." 

Miller is excited about the job 1| 
Brumbaugh did this year in bringing] 
team together. He also feels that if 
Brown wrestling is to make a cometi 


s ijsential for Brumbaugh to become 
ulhme coach. He's now a teacher 
Ccentry High School and is consid- 
d art-time by Brown. 

Coach Brumbaugh really knows 
; sfjrt," Miller says. "And in his 
^ars here he's done many of the 
leKings that can build a program, 
t ••'u need a full-time coach to stay 
tc' of the recruiting and to see that 
• o-id kids we do manage to recruit 

t for the team. In my opinion, in 
le- or wrestling to survive at Brown, 
s -;p is absolutely necessary." 

liller spent his junior year at Si- 
inVaser University in British Colum- 
, ;ainly to train for the Canadian 
yr;5ic trials. He wrestled "freestyle" 
i 'me away with a 25-0-1 record. His 
t iason at Brown was his best. He 
t £l5-2-l record on the books, won 
'. (last Guard Tournament at 167, 
i ade All-Ivy, setting the stage for 
f^t-season heroics. 

liller, who spends an estimated 
-3 hours a week wrestling and with 
! \'ights, was sensational in the Ca- 
di i championships in March, taking 
irtraight pins and two decisions to 
Ti spot in the finals against Alferd 
ui the man who had held the title 
•fe last nine years in both Graeco 
d ;eestyle. Miller decisioned Wurr, 
t, lining revenge for his loss to 
uiin the Olympic trials last summer. 

-Ithough he is an anthropology 
ijc. Miller is also a pre-med student 
d bpes to attend medical school next 

iSMi//er: "Wrestling is a lonely sport.' 

fall. He has a special interest in psychi- 
atry, partly because his mother is head 
of a psychiatric ward in a Canadian 

"These two fields really blend to- 
gether well," Miller says, "because there 
is a close tie between mental health and 
recreation. Health to me implies both 
mental and physical health — the old 
Greek adage of having a sane mind in a 
sound body. People have more and more 
free time today, but it's important for 
their own well-being that they know 
how to use this free time." 

Miller hopes to continue wrestling 
while at graduate school because he has 
a definite objective — to make the 1976 
Olympic team. 

"Wrestling is a sport where experi- 
ence counts. Most good ones don't reach 
their prime until their early 30's. My 
best years on the mat are still ahead 
of me." 

An All American in hockey 

Another Canadian, Keith Smith, 
also made his mark this winter for the 
Bruins. The 6-1, 185-pounder from Bur- 
lington, Ont., established himself as 
one of the premiere hockey defensemen 
in the East and was selected to the All- 
American team despite the fact that the 
Bruins were a disappointing 11-12 on 
the year and failed to qualify for the 
ECAC playoffs. 

Smith will turn 20 in May and he 
expects to be selected in the National 
Hockey League's amateur draft the fol- 
lowing month. But right now he is plan- 
ning to be back on College Hill in the 

"I have an open mind about pro 
hockey," he says. "I want to get my de- 
gree first but I'll listen to the offers. I 
think we have enough talent to turn 
things around next winter — and I want 
to be a part of the renaissance." 

10-4 in the Ivy League — a record. 

By winning eight of its last ten 
games, the basketball team ended 14-12, 
the best record since 1944-45 when 
Coach Rip Engle's team won the New 
England title with a 14-5 mark. Down 
the stretch. Coach Gerry Alaimo started 
five sophomores, a fact that points to 
better things for 1973-74. 

Playing at the Civic Center before a 
packed house of 11,434 in the final 
game of the season, the youthful Bears 

shocked fourth-ranked Providence by 
racing off to a 19-2 lead. The bulge was 
43-37 at halftime before the talented 
Friars finally overtook the Bruins, 93-80. 

Phil Brown, called by Alaimo "the 
finest 6-5 center in America," led the 
team in five categories, including scor- 
ing with 392 points for a 15.1 average. 
He was named to the second All-Ivy 

The Bruins' Ivy League record was 
10-4, the best ever. The Bears defeated 
every Ivy League opponent at least once 
en route to third place in the standings, 
the highest Brown has ever finished in 
the league. 

Spring Scoreboard 

(through April 9) 


Varsity (5-4-1) 

Morehead St. 4, Brown 3 
Brown 6, Providence 3 
Brown 3, Murray St. 2 
Brown 7 , Murray St. 7 
Murray St. 3, Brown 
Murray St. 8, Brown 2 
Brown 5, Memphis St. 3 
Memphis St. 3, Brown 
Brown 4, Purdue 1 
Brozon 10, Murray St. 7 


Varsity (2-0) 

Brown 20, Springfield 3 
Brown 11, C. W. Post 3 


Varsity (0-1) 
North Carolina St. 85Vz, Brown 67V2 


The Classes 

i^/l. '^n^ter A. Briggs, an Attleboro at- 
^_^|5 torney, has thought about retiring 
a number of times over the past few years. 
But he never got around to it. Now, the 
former judge, school committee member, 
city counselor, and old-time Republican has 
closed his office and thrown away the key. 
"You've heard of Tennyson's poem about 
the brook," he said recently. "It can't go 
on forever. Well, neither can I." Judge 
Briggs has been practicing law in Attle- 
boro for 60 years. He credits his long and 
active life to selecting the right kind of 
food and to giving up smoking some years 
ago. One of his favorite memories is work- 
ing for Teddy Roosevelt and the Bull 
Moose Party in 1912, just three years after 
he graduated from Harvard Law School. 
A reporter recently asked Judge Briggs to 
name his hobbies. "When you are 90, son," 
he replied slowly, "you can't have a 

Gustavus A. Russ has turned 94 years 
old and has moved to Nevis, Minn., to 
live with his niece. 


Keith Mercer is retired and living 
in Quebec, Canada. 

** ^ Alan Slade reports that he has 
jLJmt finally found a use for the 60th 
anniversary souvenir cane. He's now using 
is as a booster when he climbs hills Jiearby 
his Wilton, Conn., home. 

•# /J The 60th reunion of 1913 alumni 
JL^7 will start with a social hour at the 
home of George Metcalf on Friday after- 
noon, after which the group will attend the 
Alumni Dinner. The highlight on Saturday 
will be the class luncheon at Agawam Hunt 
Country Club. Then on Sunday there will 
be a luncheon at the Barrington home of 
Mrs. Harold Grout, the widow of our for- 
mer class president. 

A special luncheon is being planned 
for 1913 alumnae on Thursday, May 31, 
at 12:30 at Alumnae House, at which time 
classmates will be the guests of the Alum- 
nae Association. The Alumnae/Alumni din- 
ner on Friday evening at Sharpe Refectory 
and the President's Reception on Sunday 
afternoon will be the highlights of the 
weekend. We hope that as many of you as 
possible will be able to join us. 

"1 C There will be no organized sched- 
XO "'e this year for our 58th reunion. 
However, C. Cordon MacLeod will be host 
to the class for a get-together at the Hope 
Club between 5 and 7 p.m., prior to the 
Friday night Alumni/ae Dinner. 

»* p^ Recalling some of the discussions 
JLy during our 55th reunion last June, 
Ray Walsh mentioned the fact that six 
members of the class — namely Ken Sprague, 
Irving Fraser, Wally Wade, Stan Ward, Ray. 

Ward, and Jiimmy Murphy — were members 
of the 1915 Brown team, captained by Buzz 
Andrews '16, which played in the first Rose 
Bowl game. 

Another recollection was that eight 
members of 1917 served in Battery A in 
the Rhode Island Artillery on the Mexican 
Border in 1916. They were Fred Bontecou, 
Zale Dillon, Sol Kelley, John Maginn, 
Jack Rhoads, Bob Staples, Stan Ward, and 
Ray Walsh. 

Hugh MacNair and his wife, Louise, 
have enjoyed the winter in Tucson, Ariz., 
far from the deep snow of their home 
town of Dorset, Vt. 

•* rt With the wives included at all 
J.^J events, the reunion committee of 
Dwight CoUey, Walter Adler, Zene Bliss, 
John Chafee, and J. Iri'ing McDowell ex- 
pects a good group back for the 55th Re- 
union. The four-day program isn't as ex- 
tensive as it was several reunions back, 
but it's a good one. Friday evening the 
gang will gather for dinner at Agawam 
Hunt Country Club in Rumford, with some 
of them then heading for the Campus Dance. 
On Saturday, it will be the University 
Forums in the morning and the Pops Con- 
cert in the evening. Sunday is free during 
the day for tours of the rapidly changing 
campus, followed by dinner at the home 
of Mrs. Henry S. Chafee in Barrington. 

Reunion plans for our alumnae class 
are complete. Special events include a 
luncheon on Thursday, May 31, at 12:30 
at Alumnae House; a class luncheon at 
Carr's on Saturday, June 2, at 12:30; 
and a luncheon on Sunday, June 3, at the 
home of Sally Beardsley. The University 
is planning a number of events of interest 
to all alumnae and an enjoyable time is in 
the offing. We hope you will be able to be 
with us. 

Walter Adler and /. Irving McDowell 
have been presented the Capt. George 
Bucklin Award, the highest honor that can 
be bestowed on adult volunteers by the 
Narragansett Council of Boy Scouts. 

Jimmy Jemail, the just-retired Inquir- 
ing Fotographer, is writing his memoirs 
and he's calling the book From the Cedars 
of Lebanon to the Sidewalks of New York. 
Inquiring Fotographer for The Daily News 
for 50 years, Jimmy was recently honored 
as a "fall guy" at a luncheon of the Circus 
Saints and Sinners in New York City. 

^'t The sympathy of the alumnae is 
^■iX extended to Olive Briggs Harring- 
ton on the recent death of her husband, 

Josephine Hope has been on an ex- 
tended cruise which took her to Australia 
in November. 

Pauline Barrows Hughes and her hus- 

band have sold their home in Provider^ 
and are making their Buttonwoods (R.l 
home their permanent residence. They 
sailed in January on the Cristoforo Co 
lombo for a short Mediterranean cruisi 
with additional plans to spend two mc 
in southern Spain. 

^ ^ Kathleen Boyd attended the d 
Jki^mi cation ceremonies for the Dr. i 
Ethel Percy Andrews Gerentology Ceri' 
at the University of Southern Californi 
Dr. Andrews was the founder of the 
National Retired Teachers Association' 
of the American Association of Retiree 
Persons. Kathleen is state director of tl 
NRTA for Rhode Island. Before returm 
home she visited friends in Hawaii ana 

^ ^ "We're shooting for 100 back 
^U ^7 the 50th," says Reunion Chair 
Don Thorndike. And in early April it se 
as though the goal might be reached. V 
headquarters at Poland House in the V 
Quadrangle, the weekend will start wit 
registration early Friday afternoon, Jun 
1. Later, there will be a cocktail party i 
the home of Sybil Lownes Shields at 5^ 
Wingate Road, Providence, sponsored b 
Einar Soderback. The Alumni Dinner a 
Campus Dance round out the day. 

The Johnnie Lownes Memorial Loi 
in the Boat House will be the scene of 
luncheon and class meeting Saturday n 
Then most of the group will attend the 
Alumni Field Day, where a class tent v 
be available. A social hour and dinner 
be held at the Art Club Saturday evenii 
before we adjourn to the College Greet 
for the Pops Concert. Sunday morning 
group will leave by bus for Larry and 1 
Lanpher's home in Little Compton, whi 
a swim in the Lanpher pool will be in (i 
der. This will be followed by lunch at S 
Stone House in Little Compton before i 
head back to the campus. 

One of the great traditions of the i 
will be continued Monday morning wK 
classmates and their wives are invited : 
breakfast at the University Club precei 
the Commencement Procession. The he 
once again will be Bill McCormick andi 

The final details of the alumnae 5( 
reunion are now complete. We will att( 
a class luncheon on Saturday, June 2, a 
Alumnae House and of course our 5011" 
year class dinner, the traditional Dean'' 
Supper, which will be held in the Cryst 
Room on Saturday evening at 6:30. Ml 
other events are planned for us and we 
looking forward to a most enjoyable w 

Art Fox has been inducted into the 
Massachusetts Baseball Coaches Assoc 
lion's Hall of Fame. This was the secOE 




illlf Fame induction for the former 
lab High, Pittsfield High, and Williams 
iliie coach, who is already in the state- 
dt^ootball shrine. Art, who had 40 years 
ccching in private and public schools 
vs 1 as college, is now living in Wil- 
mown, Mass., and is employed at 
ef Mountain Race Track. 

ilgore Mncfarlane, Jr., won the Presi- 
nt Cup at the Paradise Valley Country 
ut.Ti Arizona last fall, the second time 
h taken this coveted cup home with 


k ■ The company Christmas party of 
j(' Kenyon Pierce Dyeworks, Inc., of 
lOi Island turned out to be a retirement 
rpse party for Frank Anzivino, who had 
•V the company as comptroller for 
m years. 

omenico A. lonnta, an engineer for 
> .ovidence Gas Company for 38 years 
d member of the Providence Building 
ai of Review, has been named "Engi- 
erf the Year" by the Rhode Island So- 
•t\)f Professional Engineers. Since his 
:irnent as superintendent of manufac- 
rii at the gas company in 1964, he has 
)r. d for the state Public Works Depart- 
mas an engineering consultant. Our 
isiiate was a founder of the state pro- 
iS nal engineers' society and is a past 
esent of that group as well as a past 
li'tal director of the engineering group. 
t; gas company, he adapted new gas 
ocction techniques after the use of coal 
s as phased out for natural gas prod- 

oily Kench manages to defy time, 
■''.till doing his ballroom competitive 
nog — and still winning first-place 
izj. He also keeps busy with his church 

.<Jin Nagle retired a year ago from 
irim Manufacturing Company of Rhode 
.aJ. Just prior to retirement, he and his 
ft. pent considerable time in Scotland, 
.tl;olf as their "thing." Win plans sev- 
alrips around the "good old USA," but 
: icareful that his plans don't interfere 
.this local activities — singing with the 
Mj'rsity Glee Club, gardening, and, of 
K?, golf. He lives in Harrington, R.I. 

eighton Rollins reports from Santa 
IT ra, Calif., that he has been active in 
n raising for The Experiment in Inter- 
itial Living. 

JT A month or so ago, 24 first-class 
tt letters from a mailing to the men 
t' class were returned to your secre- 
Pvith the notation, "Moved, not for- 
ajable." Would all of you who have not 
t e University know of your current ad- 
■e please drop a post card to Alumni 
e. Box 1859, Brown University, Provi- 
'r\ R.I. 02912? Thanks for helping us. 

Prof. Walter A. Jaworek has retired 
from Potomac State College of West Vir- 
ginia University in Keyser, W.Va., where 
he had served as head of the engineering 
department for 30 years. After two years 
at Brown, he transferred to West Virginia 
University, where he earned his degrees. 
Professor Jaworek and his wife reside at 
335-D Street, Keyser. 

Carton S. Stallard spends about eight 
months of each year at Lost Tree Village 
in North Palm Beach, Fla., and the balance 
of the year in Springfield, N.J. "Even though 
I am retired," he says, "I remain quite busy 
and fly north about once a month to at- 
tend meetings of several companies in 
which I have an interest." 

^ rt Plans are progressing for the 
^at^f alumnae 45th reunion. Included 
on the reunion committee are Doris Hop- 
kins Stapelton, Ruth Paine Carlson, Estelle 
Pollock Kritz, and Emily Grainger Whitney. 
A luncheon will be held in the Verney 
Room at Pembroke at 12:30 on Saturday, 
to be followed by a class meeting. Plans 
are also being made to attend the Alum- 
nae/Alumni Dinner and the Pops Concert. 

The men's 45th Reunion will be based 
largely around the traditional Commence- 
ment events — the Alumni Dinner and Cam- 
pus Oance Friday, the University Forums, 
Alumni Field Day, and Pops Concert on 
Saturday, and the President's Reception on 
Sunday. Registration will start at our Bux- 
ton House headquarters at 3:30 Friday 
afternoon, June 1, followed by a social 
hour there from 4:30 to 6:30. On Saturday 
morning there will be an 11 a.m. "eye- 
opener" at Buxton House and then a Dutch 
treat social hour at the University Club at 
5:30, with the class dinner following. 

The committee handling the details in- 
cludes Ralph Mills, Woody Calder, ]ack 
Heffernan, Clint Owen, and Earl Bradley, 
with able assistance from Al Cleaves, Al 
Lister, and E. William Parkhurst. 

T. Charles Abbey is director of coun- 
seling at Newark Academy in Livingston, 

Ed Grout retired in January from his 
position as employment manager of Bird & 
Son, Inc., in East Walpole, Mass. He joined 
the firm in 1928 in the personnel depart- 
ment and became editor of the employee 
publication, The Bird Review, in 1935, 
holding that post until 1972. He was made 
employment manager in 1947 and also held 
that position until his retirement. In the 
1950's, Ed served a term as president of 
the Massachusetts Industrial Editors Asso- 
ciation and also served one year as a re- 
gional director of the International Council 
of Industrial Editors. Through the years, Ed 
has retained his interest in music. He sang 

for more than 20 years with the Handel & 
Haydn Society of Boston and was its treas- 
urer for five years. He was also baritone 
soloist in the quartet of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Fall River for 23 
years. In retirement he plans to work with 
a local conservation group. 

Hazel M. Pease has retired from teach- 
ing mathematics after 44 years, the last 
15 years as head of the mathematics de- 
partment at The Agnes Irwin School in 
Rosemont, Pa. 

7. Saunders Redding was the Phi Beta 
Kappa speaker recently at Colby College. 
The author, educator, and social historian 
is currently the Ernest I. White Professor 
of American Studies and Humane Letters 
at Cornell. 

^ Q Allen L. Atwood has been elected 
JmtZ^ to 3 three-year term as a Milton 
(Wis.) College trustee. Semi-retired, Allen 
deals in real estate and investments in 
Milton. He formerly was president of the 
Brusan Products Company, Central Vend- 
ing Company, and Atwood Creamery 
Company, all in Milton. 

Winston S. Dodge retired in 1971 after 
11 years as athletic director at Pawtucket 
West High School in Rhode Island. While 
at Brown, Win played football in 1926 
(with the Iron Men group) and 1928 and 
was on the University's first lacrosse team 
in 1927. From 1932 through 1950 he coached 
football, basketball, and baseball at New 
Bedford (Mass.) High. His records were 
consistently good: football — 100-51-12; 
basketball— 248-99. In 1940 and 1946 he 
won the Eastern Massachusetts Basketball 
Title and in 1971 he was named to the 
Massachusetts State Basketball Hall of 
Fame. Win joined the Pawtucket High 
teaching staff in the fall of 1950 and coached 
football there through 1964. He and his 
wife Arville reside in Fairhaven, Mass. 

^f\ Hazel Antine Brody, Doris Dem- 
»j\J ing, Helen Fickweiler Oustinoff, 
Helena Hogan Shea, and Thelma Tyndall 
were class representatives at the Alumni/ 
Alumnae Council meetings at Brown in 

Isabella Jack Nelson and her husband, 
both retired, traveled to Rome with the 
Brown Club of Rhode Island and enjoyed 
the trip so much that they plan to go with 
the group to Athens in May. Isabella has 
been elected a trustee of the Westwood 
(Mass.) Library. 

Verna Follett Spaeth was the recipient 
of the 1973 Community Service Award for 
Middletown, Conn., an award that is given 
for "distinguished service" to the commu- 
nity of 35,000. For more than 40 years, 
Verna has held offices on the board of di- 
rectors of The Family Service Associa- 
tion, the District Nurses Association, the 
Girl Scouts, the American Red Cross, and 


a variety of other community organiza- 
tions. Recently she and her husband, John 
W. Spaeth, Jr., a former member of the 
Brown faculty, enjoyed a month's trip to 
California and Mexico. 

'J»* Alice M. Brophy continues as di- 
^X rector of the Office for the Aging 
in New York City. She has her own radio 
program. The Sixth Age, and appears fre- 
quently on television and before Congres- 
sional committees. 

Milton G. Davis has retired from At- 
lantic Richfield Company in Philadelphia. 

Dr. William C. Hardy reports that he 
is retiring this year as a member of the 
National Advisory Neurological Diseases 
and Stroke Council. The Baltimore physi- 
cian has served as a consultant with the 
National Institutes of Health since its be- 
ginning in 1952. A past president of the 
American Speech and Hearing Association, 
he is professor and director of the Divi- 
sion of Communicative Sciences at the 
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. 

Dr. Morris £. Malakoff has resided in 
Laredo, Texas, since 1938. He has prac- 
ticed there since that time, except for four 
years when he was in the service during 
World War II as a lieutenant colonel. Dr. 
Malakoff is the medical director of both 
Planned Parenthood and Family Planning, 
director of the Laredo methadone research 
program, a member of the executive com- 
mittee of Mercy Hospital of Laredo, and a 
member of the maternal health committee 
of the Texas Medical Association.. 

Herbert I. Silverson left New York for 
Los Angeles six years ago to start the West 
Coast operation of Helmsley-Spear, Inc., 
one of the nation's largest real estate com- 

^ ^ Oscflr £. Berg, a retired civil en- 
J Jki gineer, is living in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Dead Eye Dick's, one of the most pop- 
ular restaurants on Block Island (R.I.), has 
been purchased by Samuel D. Mott. He is 
also the owner of the Spring House and 
Narragansett Inn hotels, located in New 
Harbor on Block Island. 

^ ^ As the song says, the men's class 
^^ has "High Hopes," high hopes of 
making the 40th Reunion a memorable 
affair. A five-member committee, with as- 
sistance from other classmates, has worked 
hard on the arrangements with the ob- 
jective of making the return to Brown a 
pleasant one for all concerned. 

Everett House in the West Quadrangle 
will be headquarters for the four-day get- 
together. A social hour there Friday after- 
noon, June 1, will set the stage for the 
Alumni Dinner, a traditional event for 
members of '33. The Campus Dance is op- 
tional this year. The schedule Saturday 
calls for attendance at the University Fo- 
rums, lunch, the Alumni Field Day, a class 
dinner at the Refectory, and then the Pops 

In some reunions, Sunday is set aside 
as a day of rest, or a day when some mem- 
bers head home. Not so for the men of '33. 
We have a full day planned, starting with 

an outing and steak fry at the home of 
Bill Gilbane in Saunderstown and conclud- 
ing with a boat trip on the Bay. 

Handling arrangements for the reunion 
are Frank Hurd, Tom Gilbane, Bill Brad- 
shaw, Ted Quillan, and Earl Straight. 

Alumnae headquarters will be in Gard- 
ner House where Mabelle Chappell will be 
our hostess. Reunion committee members 
are Gladys Burt )ordan, Ruth Wade Cer- 
janec, Lillian Kelman Potter, Katherine M. 
Hazard, Ruth E. Sittler, Elizabeth Tilling- 
hast Angell, Ethel Lalonde Savoie, Eliza- 
beth Partridge Green, Mary Anne Mc- 
Quade, Rachel Baldwin Scattergood, and 
Mabelle Chappell. Plans are being arranged 
to serve cocktails at Gardner House prior 
to the Alumni/Alumnae Dinner, followed 
by the Campus Dance. On Saturday the 
class will meet at Gardner House at 3:30 
for a reception and buffet followed by the 
Pops Concert. Sunday the women will be 
guests of Ethel Lalonde Savoie for a 10:30 
a.m. brunch. 

Betty Tillinghast Angell is treasurer of 
the Cranston (R.I.) chapter of Delta Kappa 
Gamma, a society for women in education. 
She is also on the diaconate board of 
Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cran- 
ston, where she recently presented a slide 
show, "Eight Days in the U.S.S.R.," about 
her recent trip to Russia. 

Marie Catalozzi Cimorelli is guidance 
counselor at Hugh Bain Junior High School 
in Cranston, R.I. Her son, Ernest, has re- 
ceived his master's degree from Syracuse 
University and is teaching languages at 
Cranston High School West. 

Anna Russo Fedeli's son, Michael '59, 
has been named vice-president in charge 
of estimating for the Dimeo Construction 
Company of Rhode Island. 

Thomas f. Gilbane has been re-elected 
president of the New England Area of the 
Boy Scouts of America. At the regional 
annual meeting, held in Puerto Rico, he 
was also honored by the award of the Sil- 
ver Antelope. William 1. Gilbane, Scout 
Commissioner for Narragansett Council, 
also holds this award and the Council 
newsletter said, "They may be the only 
brothers in the nation with this distinc- 

Peggy Milliken, recently retired from 
her position as professor of English at 
Simmons College, has established a home 
on Cape Cod and is trying to recover from 
a fall last Thanksgiving. She is spending 
her time writing poetry, playing the organ, 
and gardening. Her poem, "Brass Rubbing," 
appeared last winter in the Countryman, a 
British quarterly. 

Bernard H. Porter is a consulting phys- 
icist and chairman of the board, emeritus, 
of Bern Porter Books in Belfast, Maine. 

The Rev. Edward L. Saabye has retired 
after 20 years as pastor at Emmanuel Bap- 
tist Church, the Italian Baptist congregation 
in Providence. He had served in the Bap- 
tist ministry for 40 years. 

Amey MacKenzie Sweet is now living 
at the Schwab Rest Home in Warren, R.I. 
Marion Warren Westburg is living at 
St. Margaret's Home in Providence, R.I. 


Coburn A. Buxton availed hir ' 1 
of early retirement from The 
Dallas Times Herald last June and regi 
fered with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission as an investment advisor, 
of the forwards on the Spring Valley s 
team, Coburn reports, "was my fifth sc 
Richard S. Buxton. I was the coach am 
had a slightly better record than Len J 
dine (2-5-1). This spring I expect to go 
undefeated, having recruited the best 
midget soccer players in Dallas Count' 
Rowland A. Crowell and his wife 
{Sally Niemants '37) have headed for I 
tugal. She retired last June after a 17-\ 
teaching career and he has announced 
retirement from the business world afl 
36-year stint in various capacities in tl 
general insurance business. They have 
rented an apartment until their retiren 
house at Barao de Sao Miguel is comp 
hopefully by November 1. "In the Alg 
section," Rowly reports, "there are ab( 
two months of winter — where the cold 
day might be 50 degrees — and ten moi 
of sunshine and warmth." Their currei 
address: Apartado 65, Lagos, Portugal 
Ralph L. Foster, Jr., has resigned , 
vice-president and technical director o , 
Thermogenics of New York and has bi' j 
come senior account manager with Ire ■ ' 
Corporation, Riverdale, N.J., designer? 
manufacturers of infrared drying systi , 
for paper, textiles, plastics, and metals! j 
Bill's wife, Roslyn, had a "one-man" s ' 
of her oil portraits at Wilton, Conn., i: 
February. Bill is a member of the Fair! 
County Astronomical Society, which h 
headquarters at the Stamford Museum 

/* •• Maurice Mondlick is a social 
^J ^ worker with the Massachuset 
Commission for the Blind in Boston. 

Frank M. Patchen, president of M 
Crory-McLellan-Green Stores of York, 
has been named the community's retai ■ 
of-the-year. He has been with M-M-G » 
his graduation from Brown, although 1 
took some time off in the 1960's to ear 
his master's degree from New York Ui 
versity. Frank is a member of the Ma\ i 
Economic Development Committee. i 

^ /T H. Wallace Capron lived on h 
^17 house boat at Boca Grande, F 
during the long winter season. He is e 
joying the fishing and is planning a ne 
house at Cabbage Key. 

Paul D. Connors is a member oft 
board of trustees of New England Teo 
cal Institute in Providence, the second 
largest private technical school in soui 
New England. Last October the school 
granted national accreditation. 

Charles B. Kiesel is vice-president 
Raymond International, Inc., in Houst 

Wendell B. Lund retired last Dece 
as an officer and director of Lincoln Ei 
neers. Inc., and Amity, Inc., both Rhoc 
Island companies. He had been affiliai 
with them since their founding in 1941 



'liilip Van Gelder: A rebel in the labor movement 

hroughout his long association with 
■ bor movement, Philip Van Gelder '28 
. I [1 a vocal supporter of the more 
lint, organization-minded, and liberal 
d'on of the old Congress of Industrial 
tions as opposed to the more con- 
business unionism of the AFL- 
: even among his rather aggressive 

,i,ts. Van Gelder has earned the repu- 
K ot being a rebel. 

ast fall he retired as international 
w'entative for the International Asso- 
Xh of Machinists, AFL-CIO. But it 
rjrsed no one — least of all his close 
ei 5 — when he immediately took on 
ti, as executive secretary of the Mary- 
id.abor Committee for McGovern- 
ri'r. (He had been the only labor leader 
t! Baltimore area to support Senator 
rC'vern in the primaries — at a point 
lethe word was out to get behind Hu- 

Vhen AFL-CIO President George 
»ay ordered a position of neutrality for 
icduring the election campaign, Van 
iltT still played the role of rebel, fie 
mall-out for McGovern in a hard-hit- 
igrganizational campaign that won the 
ip t of friend and foe alike. And he 
ist reluctant to express his displeasure 
eihe Meany neutrality edict. 

It was short-sighted, myopic business 
itism," he says. "I don't know if labor 
Uver get over sitting this one out, 
d can't see Meany presiding over a 
ill labor movement again. The man is 
Mr'; behind the times. Maybe 30." 

some, Philip Van Gelder is a para- 
Xiiis ancestors settled in New York in 
B venteenth century, his father was 

1 "7, and Phil stayed on a year after 
aiation as an instructor in the philos- 
hdepartment. Up to this point the pic- 
res mainly establishment. Van Gelder 
er'd ripe for the academic life or the 
a>lannel suit. 

1 graduated into the Great Depres- 
ir Van Gelder says, "and you couldn't 
clmd choose your jobs then as you can 
^. I was unemployed for a while, then 
zlie involved with the Socialist Party, 
idventually wound up with the labor 

" the 1930's Van Gelder harvested in 
-a fields, planted telegraph poles, 
-. u as a laborer in Montana tunnels, 
ijed as a seaman, and helped organize 
iifactories for the Amalgamated Cloth- 
g .'orkers in Philadelphia. 

'an Gelder's memories of those turbu- 
n'ears are quite vivid. "In Newport 

Philip Van Gelder (right, foreground) at an AFL-CIO meeting in Baltimore. 

News, Va., we tried organizing shipyards 
that have remained non-union to this date. 
We'd have about 30 on strike and 3,000 
or so would march through the picket lines. 
The company would fire people, we'd go in 
with a protest committee, and they'd fire 
the protest committee, too. In those days 
we had to meet in abandoned houses by 
candlelight, just like a bunch of anar- 

By the mid-1930's, Van Gelder had 
become an organizer for the Industrial Ma- 
rine and Shipbuilding Workers of America, 
CIO, and was a leader in the rough-and- 
tumble strikes won by that union in 1934 
and 1935 at New York Ship. During the 
early years of World War II, Van Gelder 
was one of the most important leaders in 
war production through his position as 
national secretary-treasurer of the Ship- 
building Workers. Then he contributed to 
the war effort in a more personal way as 
an "over-age" private who convinced his 
friends he had been drafted "so they 
wouldn't think I was crazy. Actually, I 

After serving with the 5th Army in 
Italy, Van Gelder did graduate work in 
Mexico City under the G.I. Bill, spent time 
with the Electronics Union, and in 1957 
came to Baltimore as international repre- 
sentative for the International Association 
of Machinists, AFL-CIO. His interest has 
largely been in health care, a fact that he 

insists has nothing to do with his wife, 
Miriam (Vassar '28) being a physician. "I 
just want to make sure the working man 
gets a break in medical care." Since his 
retirement last fall. Van Gelder has served 
as chairman of the new Maryland Health 
Maintenance Committee, a non-profit com- 
munity effort to improve health care in 

Looking back on his 40-year associa- 
tion with the labor movement. Van Gelder 
wouldn't change a thing even if he could. 
"I was in jail six times and I'm proud of 
it," he says. "If nobody ever violated the 
law, there would have been no labor move- 
ment. Labor has never gained anything by 
currying favor with politicians, as Meany 
and some of his cohorts are doing today. 
Labor has gained by being powerful enough 
to punish its enemies." 

Noting Van Gelder's strong support 
for McGovern last fall, one colleague was 
prompted to observe: "Phil has been a bat- 
tler all his life, and he left labor as he 
came in — battling against the odds." J.B. 


/« M Powell H. Ensign has left New 
^ / York City to start a free "shop- 
pers guide" called The Thrifty Shopper in 
Salisbury, Conn., covering a group of towns 
in Northwestern Connecticut. He lists him- 
self as publisher. 

Thomas Logan has been promoted to 
assistant controller at Worcester (Mass.) 
National Bank. Formerly with Arthur 
Young & Company in Boston, he joined the 
bank in 1970. 

-J Q A mailing to all classmates from 
^fy 'he joint reunion chairmen, Luke 
Mayer and Ginny Macmillan Trescott, has 
provided full details on the four-day week- 
end, June 1-4. Suffice it to say at this time 
that the early response has been excep- 
tionally good. Ed Galway reports that he 
plans to try and make it back from Italy 
for Commencement. Audrey Maymon Bees- 
ley is returning from Nevada and Frank 
Cahalan sends word from West Germany 
that he may be back in the States in time 
to be with us. 

Frank Licht has been elected a trustee 
of Citizens Savings Bank of Providence. 
The former Rhode Island governor is a 
partner in the Providence law firm of Letts, 
Quinn, and Licht. 

Reevan ]. Novogrod, professor of pub- 
lic administration at Long Island University 
in Brooklyn, has been re-elected treasurer 
of the New York University Graduate 
School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Asso- 
ciation. In March he began an eight-part 
lecture series on "The Prison Scene" for the 
Metropolitan chapter of the American So- 
ciety for Public Administration in New 
York City. He is serving as chairman of 
the political science department at Long 
Island University. 

^ ^% Gertrude Levin Pullman's son, 
^ 3^ Richard, is a practicing attorney 
in Dallas, Texas, and her daughter, Leslie 
Ann, is a sophomore at American Uni- 
versity in Washington, D.C. 

jt f^ Harold D. Buck has been ap- 
■j(\y pointed to the post of director of 
development for Goodwill Industries of 
Santa Clara County, with headquarters at 
San Jose, Calif. He has served as a fund- 
raising consultant to churches, colleges, and 
other non-profit institutions for more than 
18 years. Harold and Jeanette and their 
two teen-age children reside in Martinez, 

Robert L Smith has been appointed 
president of Public Service Electric and Gas 
Company in Newark, N.J. He joined Pub- 
lic Service in 1940 and over the years has 
served in a number of posts, most recently 
as executive vice-president. 

/I'f Donald MncAusland was married 
■jt JL to Janet Taylor on Jan. 7. At 
home: 35 Chapin Rd., Hampden, Mass. 

Charles H. Pease, Jr., is director of 
marketing at Boyer Realty Investments in 
New London, Conn. 

Paul G. Rohrdanz, board chairman of 
the Kleinhans Company of Buffalo, served 
as the fall semester executive-in-residence 

at Canisius College. In this role, he at- 
tended classes, conducted seminars, and 
participated in business discussions with 
students, faculty members, and adminis- 
trators. Paul was president of Kleinhans 
from 1967 to 1971, when he became chair- 
man of the board. 

jf 4^ Alumni of the class who live in 
4c^ the New Hampshire- Vermont area 
are planning their first get-together in four 
years on Saturday, May 19, at the Dart- 
mouth Outing Club. The party will include 
a social hour at 6 followed by dinner and 
then a talk by the new Brown football 
coach, John Anderson, who was line coach 
at Dartmouth under Bob Blackman. The 
contact for plans is Bill Crooker, who can 
be reached at Dartmouth College. 

William H. Beaucliamp is a planning 
analyst with Hawaiian Electric Company 
in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

When Fairchild Industries, Inc., re- 
cently realigned all of its military aircraft 
capability into one subsidiary, it named 
Charles Collis as president of the new or- 
ganization, called Fairchild Republic Com- 
pany. He had been serving as executive 
vice-president of the parent firm. 

Calvin Fisher, Jr., is New England and 
Canadian sales manager for Industry Week 
magazine, published by the Penton Pub- 
lishing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. He 
works out of Farmington, Conn., where he 

Joseph F. Lockett has been elected to a 
five-year term on the board of trustees of 
Hahnemann Hospital, Brighton, Mass. He 
is vice-president and New England sales 
manager for Dominick & Dominick, Inc., 
Boston investment advisers. 

Howard Williams and his brother, 
Roger IA/i7!!fl?7!s '47, have sold their family 
sporting-goods business, H. Harwood & 
Sons, manufacturers of premium softballs 
and baseballs. The company, located in 
Natick, Mass., was established in 1858 as 
the world's first manufacturer of baseballs. 
Howard, president of Harwood, will con- 
tinue in that capacity. 

/» ^ With John Hess and Lois Lindblom 
TE^J Buxton heading the respective com- 
mittees, the Brown and Pembroke classes of 
'43 have arranged a colorful and entertain- 
ing four-day program. The kickoff will 
come Friday afternoon, June 1, with regis- 
tration and a cocktail party at the Olney 
House headquarters. Then will come the 
traditional reunion events — the Alumni 
and Alumnae Dinner and the Campus 

A full schedule is set for Saturday, 
starting with the University Forums in the 
morning. The Brown-Pembroke groups will 
split at noon, each having separate lunch- 
eons and class meetings at Sharpe Refec- 
tory. Among the subjects to be discussed 
will be the question of merging the classes. 
A class tent will be available for everyone 
at the Alumni Field Day Saturday after- 
noon, with members urged to bring along 
their bathing suits if they would like to 
swim in the new pool during the afternoon 
hours. The program will continue with all 
of the '43 gang attending a social hour and 


dinner at Wannamoisett Country CluW 
prior to the Pops Concert. There will b 
music and refreshments back at Olney 
House after the Pops. 

Things don't slow down too much 
Sunday. The Rhode Island Country Chin 
Barrington will be the scene of a brum 
followed by golf for the men and wom; 
An effort will be made to schedule son- 
time on the Brown tennis courts at Ale 
Dexter. There will be an informal gath 
ing at Olney House Sunday evening ar 
when schedules permit, classmates are 
urged to stay on for the Commencemei 
Procession Monday morning. 

Colbert's Security Services, Inc., oi 
Providence recently merged with Guar, n- 
Gross Protective Systems, Inc. At the f 
board meeting of the new company, Ai'ti 
IV. Drew, Jr., former president of Col- ' 
bert's, was elected chairman of the boa' 

y| i| Mnrcella Fagan Hance's daugl r,' 
'Jt^k Donica, graduated from Nort! 
Illinois University and is a buyer for C 
solidated Millinery in Charleston, W.V 
Marcella's son, Steve, completed his to i 
of duty with the Navy and is a student I 
Bemidji (Minn.) State College. 

John Lyman, assistant editor of th 
Palo Alto Times, has been named presi it 
of the Northern California professiona 
chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, national j( - 
nalism society. John has been with the 
Times since 1956, serving as assistant i (s 
editor and then city editor before beinf 
named assistant editor. 

Evelyn Craven Pindzola's son, Mit 
is teaching at the University of Virgini 
and working on his doctorate there. Ai 
other son, David, graduated from the I ■ 
versity of Tennessee, and her third son 
Phillip, is a freshman at Southwestern ; 
versity at Memphis. 

Virginia Siravo Stanley's husband, 
Earl, has retired from the U.S. Navy ar 
a financial consultant at a mental healt 
center in Vincennes, Ind. 

Howard W. Young has been name 
juvenile court judge by Gov. Francis VV 
Sargent of Massachusetts. The new coi 
will be based in New Bedford, Mass. 

>« IJ" Guy W. Fiske has been namec 
^t^ vice-president and group gene 
manager of automotive products at Int 
national Telephone & Telegraph Comp \ 
headquarters in New York. Since joinii 
ITT a few years ago, his duties have tr n 
him to several European countries incli 
ing Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, and 

L. Boyd Lukert is director of purcl ■ 
ing for the Shorgood Poultry Division 
Bay Shore Foods, Inc., in Hurlock, Md. 

M /' Cdr. Hebert W. Bolles is sta 
"to tioned at Newport, R.I., as a Tl 

Craig W. Moodie, Jr., is a senior v| 
president of Rogers, Cowan & Brenner 
Inc., a New York City public relations ■] 

Milton Stern, a clinical chemist, is 
gional director for Florida of the Natio 
Health Laboratories in North Miami Bi 


yj Dr. E/iof SleWar (GS) has been 
j/ elected provost at the University 
■ ''nnsylvania. He had been serving as 
rc'ssor of physiological psychology. Mar- 
n leyerson, president of the University, 
Tied Dr. Stellar "one of our most dis- 
niished faculty, respected not only for 
c,hievements as a scholar and as a 
,)ier but for his deep devotion to the 
niersity." For the past year, Dr. Stellar 
aoeen serving as co-chairman of the 
c lopment Commission, which was en- 
iid in a University-wide analysis of the 

school's future needs. 

Barbara F. Whipple has been appointed 
director of public relations for the Greater 
Boston chapter of the American Red Cross. 
She has served for the past 12 years as 
radio-television director of the Massachu- 
setts Bay United Fund and its predecessor 
organization, the United Fund of Greater 
Boston. She is the daughter of Helen Bor- 
den Whipple '22 and the late Dr. Stanley 
P. Whipple '20. 


yt rt Headquarters for the men's big 
■JtO 25th reunion will be in the West 
Quad, either in Bigelow or Arnold Lounge, 
and that's where activities will start Friday 
afternoon with a cocktail party. The tra- 
ditional University-sponsored events round 
out the day — the Alumni Dinner and the 
Campus Dance. 

There will be an important class meet- 
ing Saturday noon at our headquarters, fol- 
lowed by lunch and then the Alumni Field 
Day. Brown's new swimming pool will be 
available for use, so pack your bathing 

^anny Meyer: Fund-raising for Miami's Science Museum 


The fierce-looking saber-toothed tiger 
hh shares a background of lush tropical 
•jtation with Bernice (Bunny) Cohan 
Iwr '46 is both the symbol of Miami's 
iifium of Science and the piece de re- 
since of an outdoor exhibit at the Mu- 
•111 which depicts pre-historic wildlife. 
Ii Meyer feels a proprietary interest in 
leaber-toothed tiger because of her mem- 
enip in a group called the Patrons of the 
Ii2um of Science. The patrons are an 
Hgetic group of about 150 women who 
e'te about ten months of every year to 
l?aing an Around the World Fair which, 
V the past 13 years, has raised about 
11,000 for the Museum, enabling it to 
1 ive and grow. 

As anyone who has ever tried it 
nvs, you don't raise that kind of money 
■i; a glorified bake sale. The fair is a 
vday event held at the vast Tropical 
:a. Race Track. It is, maybe, slightly less 
5 cheated to plan than a national political 
D ention. The persuasive methods of the 
a 3ns are such that members of the local 
u'ness community don't dare not con- 
.i;ite generous amounts of merchandise 
) ? sold or raffled at the fair. 

iTwo years ago, Mrs. Meyer proved her 
X utive ability as co-chairman of the 
i: Her responsibility was to supervise the 
odinators of the art show, the enter- 
rment, the ethnic food, and the sales 
.ci.hs. As she describes it, one of her 
.ijes was "to act as trouble shooter when 
ilchairmen met obstacles in making con- 
^ and obtaining supplies. (When changes 
;fianagement of local businesses result 
a<ecutive appointments from out-of-town, 
»nave to educate them on the validity 
fie company's past cooperation.) In ad- 
S)n, it was my responsibility to develop 
e avenues of fund-raising within the 
tiework of the fair." 

Part of the success in carrying out the 
r'.ess details of the fair depends on re- 
rting other willing volunteers. From 
I'ny Meyer's point of view, there's no 
'le like home to look for help. Her hus- 
fld, Joel, and her three children, Jill, 24, 

Ellen, 21, and Jim, 18 (Brown '76), have all 
been drafted into service. 

"The fair," she says, "is an activity 
that doesn't intrude on family life but in- 
cludes it. As patrons, our 'secret weapon' is 
our husbands. Joel has spent endless hours 
contributing his professional talent as an 
architect to improve the lay-out and stag- 
ing of the fair making for better flow of 
pedestrian traffic and a more colorful set- 
ting. Jill and Ellen have worked in various 
areas of the fair and Jim learned to make 
a fine hamburger (with Burger King sup- 
plies and under the supervision of a pa- 
tron's husband who is a chain restaurant 

Although Mrs. Meyer's main devotion 
is to the Science Museum with its educa- 
tional and cultural programs, she has taken 
on additional volunteer activities as they 
have presented themselves. At the request 
of the minorities commission of the Demo- 
cratic party, she helped to produce an ethnic 

fair during the Democratic Convention in 
Miami. And she is now vice-president of 
the combined Brown/Pembroke Club of 
Miami. Before the clubs merged she was 
president of the Pembroke Club, which she 
founded after she moved to Miami in 1947. 
"The women I met were always going to 
alumnae meetings of their college sorori- 
ties," she says. "I felt left out so I decided 
to start a Pembroke Club. Every year we'd 
send out invitations and if there was enough 
response we'd have a meeting. If not, we'd 
skip that year." Mrs. Meyer has recently 
become involved in the alumni schools pro- 
gram, interviewing Miami-area applicants 
to Brown. "I initially regarded the task as 
a time-consuming burden on my already 
over-volunteered days, but instead it has 
proved to be an illuminating, stimulating, 
and reassuring experience," she says. "I 
feel great sympathy for the admission 
office when the staff faces the awesome 
task of making the final decision." A.B. 

Burtny Meyer: You don't raise $400,000 with a glorified bake sale. 


suits. Present plans call for cocktails and 
dinner at the Graduate Center Saturday 
evening prior to the Pops Concert on the 
College Green. Then it's back to headquar- 
ters for an Afterglow session. 

Sunday will be devoted to attending 
the various University events, including the 
President's Reception. 

The six classmates serving on the re- 
union committee include Bernie Pollock, 
Tim Elder, Shef Reynolds, ten Kanailli, 
Bert Hill, and Lou Regine. 

With Co-chairmen Christine Dunlap 
and Gloria Markoff Winston leading the 
way, an 11-member committee started early 
and worked late in planning the 25th re- 
union. The group includes Barbara ]. Mal- 
lack, Melissa Tinker Rowland, Barbara 
Baker Johnson, Patricia E. Tierney, Selma 
Cold Fishbein, Selma Herman Savage, Tiss 
Orr Daley, Shirley Brier Lewis, Elizabeth 
Montali Smith, Barbara Oberhard Epstein, 
and Dorcas Hamilton Cofer. Full details for 
the four-day weekend will be arriving 
shortly in a special class mailing. 

James A. Criffiths has been elected 
vice-president of Commercial Union Assur- 
ance Companies in Boston, a multi-line in- 
surance and financial organization. Jim will 
be responsible for the handling of common 
stocks, corporate and convertible bonds, 
and the management of a fixed-income 
fund for employee savings. 

Robert ]. Kriso is innkeeper and co- 
owner of Gateways Inn in Lenox, Mass. 

Merrill B. Shattuck is a principal of 
Wilkinson, Sedwick & Yelverton, Inc., 
consultants to management in Los Angeles, 

Robert M. Wilson of Burlington, Vt., 
formerly an investment property broker 
and, even earlier, an auto dealer, has been 
appointed secretary of administration in 
the cabinet of new Vermont Governor 
Thomas P. Salmon. Bob's public service 
career on the Vermont scene dates back 
to the mid-1950's and includes a term as 
chairman of the Vermont Whey Pollution 
Abatement Authority, commissioner of the 
Vermont Development Department, and a 
member of the State Highway Board, the 
State Senate, and the Governor's Task Force 
on Education. Bob and his wife, Mimi, and 
their two youngest children have moved 
to 276 College Street in Burlington. 

/t ^* James A. Cooney has been ap- 
'XZ^ pointed manager of marketing 
services at Polymer Industries, Inc., in 
Greenville, S.C. He joined Polymer in 1963 
as a technical sales representative. He was 
named product manager in 1967 and the 
following year was named district sales 
manager. Jim was formerly associated with 
Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation. 

Warren A. Couch is chief of the St. 
Louis, Mo., field office of the U.S. Central 
Intelligence Agency. 

Prof. Donald E. Moser (GS) is a pro- 
fessor of mathematics at the University of 

^g\ Dr. Douglas E. Ashford is a pro- 
!j\J fessor of government at Cornell 

Harold C. Bergwall is a mortgage 
service specialist with the U.S. Department 
of Housing and Urban Development in 
Buffalo, N.Y. 

Randall W. Bliss, a partner in the 
Providence law firm of Tillinghast, Collins 
and Graham, has been named chairman of 
the Rhode Island division of the American 
Cancer Society's annual education and 
fund-raising crusade. Randy is a director 
of the Rhode Island division of the cancer 
society, as well as a member of the execu- 
tive committee. 

John P. Boucier has been elected a 
vice-president of the Rhode Island chapter 
of the Association of Trial Lawyers. 

Richard W. Clark has joined two 
other money-management executives, Ken- 
neth L. Hohnes '51 and C. Oscar Morong, 
Jr. '57, to form a new investment manage- 
ment firm. Holmes Clark Morong Incor- 
porated, in New York City. Dick was for- 
merly chief investment officer of the New 
York State Teachers Retirement System, 
with assets of over $3 billion. 

Peter R. Cruise has been made a full 
partner in the Providence architectural and 
engineering firm of Kent Cruise & Partners. 
He also is a director of DESCON Develop- 
ment Corporation, a Kent Cruise & Part- 
ners affiliate. 

Dr. William Kessen (GS) is professor 
of psychology and a research associate in 
pediatrics at Yale. Although his primary 
concern in the 21 years he has been at 
Yale has been in the area of infants, he 
has been increasingly involved recently 
with the problems of education of young 

A. Stanley Littlefield, a graduate of 
Boston University Law School, has been 
appointed district attorney of Plymouth 
County, Mass., by Gov. Francis W. Sar- 
gent. He practices law in Rockland and has 
been a selectman in Abington for a decade. 

Robert N. Pollock, C.L.U., of the 
Rochester (N.Y.) group office of Massachu- 
setts Mutual Life Insurance Company, set 
two company production records in 1972. 
He is the first group representative in com- 
pany history to exceed $2 million in group 
life and health premiums and also the first 
to top $1 million in this category for two 
successive years. 

g""* John E. D. Coffey, Jr., is a partner 
O JL i" C/R Associates in Fairfield, 
Conn., a marketing concern. 

Marian Robie Gooding's interest is in 
genealogy, which led her to take a position 
with the National Society of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution in Washing- 
ton, D.C. She is now in charge of the gene- 
alogical division there. Her husband is a 
commander in the U.S. Navy. 

Andrew M. Hunt has been named as- 
sistant chairman of the 1973 Catholic 
Charities Appeal in Rhode Island. 

Brite Industries, Inc., the Providence 
division of Liggett & Myers, has named 
Robert Harris executive vice-president. He 
joined Brite in 1960 prior to its acquisition 
by L&M and has served as advertising sales 

and promotion manager and, most rece 
as vice-president of marketing. 

Three money-management executr 
Kenneth L. Hohnes, Richard W. Clark 
and C. Oscar Morong, Jr. '57, have fori 
a new investment management firm. 
Holmes Clark Morong Incorporated, in- 
New York City, to advise private and f 
lie pension and endowment funds. Ken 
formerly a senior officer and member o 
the management committee of Alliance 
Capital Management Corporation, man 
of multi-billion-dollar pension and end 
ment funds. 

Daniel J. MacDonald has been ap- 
pointed a director-at-large of the Matei 
Handling Equipment Distributors Asso. 
tion, a national trade organization loca 
in Deerfield, 111. Dan is president of M 
Materials Handling Company in Provi- 

Shepherd Sikes has been named ge, 
eral manager of G.R.T.L. Company, a P 
Industries subsidiary with headquarters 
Southfield, Mich. A veteran of 21 yearsi 
reinforced plastics marketing, Shep joir 
PPG in 1970 as manager of marine pro( 
sales in the Fiber Glass Division. 

George O. Podd, Jr., has been elect 
president of The Old Orchard Bank & 
Trust Company in Skokie, 111. He is the 
author of numerous articles on bank m. 

Frances I. Wise has been appointed 
manager of home furnishings publicity 
for Collins & Aikman, textile manufact 
ers in New York City. 

Dr. Albert D. Wood is a fluid dyna 
cist with the Office of Naval Research a 
the Boston branch. 



The alumnae will hold an info " 
reunion on Saturday, June 2, a 

1 p.m. at Laura Carr's. For further infoi 
mation contact Judith Broxcn at 14 Rogi 
Williams Green, Providence. 

Richard E. Boesel, Jr., has rejoined 
Hayden Stone Inc., in San Francisco as 
vice-president and director of West Co£ 
investment banking activities. 

Dr. Martin E. Felder has left East S 
Surgical Group to join Randall Surgical. 
Group, Inc., in Providence. 

Margaret M. Jncoby has been pro- 
moted to associate professor at Rhode 
Island Junior College, where she is chai' 
man of the physics department. In addil 
to physics, astronomy and geology are t 
fered by her department. 

Robert L. Norgren, former director- 
and general attorney for Conoco Europe 
Ltd., has opened his own office in Londc 
England, to advise on international com! 
mercial and petroleum law. 

Raymond B. Perkins is vice-presidel 
of F. S. Smithers & Company, Inc., New 
York City, an investment banking firm.' 

Roy O. Stratton, Jr., is manager of 
energy systems advertising and public r' 
lations with General Electric Company r 
Schenectady, N.Y. 


class Presidents Barbara Kemaliati 
f Stone and Gene McCovertj have 
n<nced the merger of 1953 for the 20th 
ir,in this June. A vote will be taken at 

■ .union class meetings concerning the 
rnnent merger of the two classes. If 

• oposal is accepted, a combined slate 

'^ will be nominated and voted 
.'A class members are urged to 
e. these class meetings this June. 

lumnae headquarters for the week- 
i ill be Arnold Lounge. There will be 
'parate luncheons on Saturday for 
■ .ind alumni, at which time the 
vjuestion will be voted on. The 
jhght of the weekend will be a cock- 
! irty and candlelight buffet dinner on 
evening at the Graduate Center 
Many other interesting events are 
iciled. It looks like a great reunion 
e nd is coming up and we hope you 

■ .inning to attend. 

.'alter E. Cowan, Jr., is a physician 
P tsmouth (Ohio) Receiving Hospital. 

'«/e U'. Strand is vice-president of 
iron, a New "lork City marketing, 
e and advertising firm. 

• I Dr. Gerard N. Burrow, currently 
ft on sabbatical from Yale Medical 
htl, is spending the year in Marseilles, 
jr.?, where he is doing bio-chemical re- 
in on the thyroid. 

hilip L. Nash reports a new position: 
!r;er of the Bursaw Gas & Oil Com- 
n .Acton, Mass. 

.':Uiam V. PoUeys, III, was selected 
c 1\ to direct the business and indus- 
' vision of Providence's Meeting Street 
hil's 1973 Easter Seal campaign. Bill, 
nal manager of wire products at Texas 
;t ments. Inc., Attleboro, Mass., has 
eii member of the school's advisory 
iii.ittee for several years. 

Iga Kron Stuhnan is completing her 
isr's degree in counseling and guidance 
T3 Bank Street College of Education in 
!V\'ork City. She has been studying in 
s -'Id of sex education and human sex- 
li and, as a result, is now teaching a 
u.? on human sexuality at Medgar 
e College, a part of the City Univer- 
N'ew York. She will also be teaching 
on the same subject at Bank 
"£ tor guidance-counseling students. 
Jnas four children, Andrea, 14, Jessica, 
. niei, 11, and Laura, 4. 

• ■ Dr. Joseph Bluynen has been ad- 
M9 mitted as a Fellow of the Ameri- 
T^ollege of Surgeons. A graduate of 

if Medical School, he has been in gen- 
jlurgical practice in Newport, R.I., 
U 1967. 

oiiis P. Clark, Jr., is a partner in 
II "C" Associates in Melbourne, Fla. 

)r. Paul R. Tobias is an assistant pro- 
5; of community medicine at Baylor 
)l3e of Medicine's Texas Medical Cen- 
f Houston. 


2 Samuel L. Barr, Jr., is vice-presi- 
dent of Security Trust Company 
1 ami, Fla. 

'efer M. Bartuska is a field manager 
r CA Service Company in Skokie, 111. 

Elaine Ostrach Chaika received her 
Ph.D. degree in linguistics from Brown last 
June and is now assistant professor of lin- 
guistics at Providence College. 

Edward C. Keyworth has become vice- 
president of Disc Incorporated, a publicly 
owned real estate development company 
with headquarters in Philadelphia and op- 
erations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vir- 
ginia, and Florida. He came to Disc Incor- 
porated from International Utilities Cor- 
poration of Philadelphia, where he had 
been director of acquisitions. Ed and his 
wife and two children live in Malvern, Pa. 

Russ Kingman has been elected vice- 
president and investment officer of the 
Cape Cod Bank & Trust Company, Har- 
wichport, where he manages the portfolios 
in the trust department. Since coming to 
the Cape he has been elected fleet captain 
of the Dennis Yacht Club, where he is also 
a member of the board of governors. Russ 
also keeps in touch with athletics, playing 
league hockey and coaching Little League 
baseball and Squint hockey teams. 

James VV. Mears and his wife, Wanda, 
of Warwick, R.I., have announced the birth 
of their second child and second daughter, 
Karen Anne, on Feb. 19. 

James E. Swain, Jr., has been appointed 
headmaster of The Swain Country Day 
School in Allentown, Pa. 

Dr. Robert L. Zangrando is an asso- 
ciate professor of history at the Univer- 
sity of Akron (Ohio). 

Mpv Robert C. Humynerstone has been 
4^ y named associate editor at Fortune, 
moving within the building from his for- 
mer position with Life as assistant editor. 

Martin H. 1mm, Jr., was recently 
elected president of Community Housing 
Corporation of Greater St. Paul, Minn., a 
non-profit organization which has been 
designated the leader of Project Rehab in 
St. Paul. It promotes and sponsors exten- 
sive rehabilitation of housing in innercity 
areas. This volunteer position is in addi- 
tion to his duties as investment manager 
in the bond and commercial loan depart- 
ment of Prudential Life Insurance Com- 
pany in charge of an office in Minneapolis. 

Thomas A. Mackey is vice-president 
and general sales manager of Watling, 
Lerchen c& Company, a regional brokerage 
firm in Detroit. 

C. Oscar Morong, Jr., has joined two 
other money-management executives, Ken- 
neth L. Holmes '51, and Richard W. Clark 
'50, to form a new investment manage- 
ment firm. Holmes Clark Morong Incor- 
porated, in New York City. Oscar was for- 
merly with College Retirement Equities 
Fund, where he managed some $800 million 
in stocks. 

Richard G. Peirce, assistant headmas- 
ter of the Chadwick School in Palos Ver- 
des, Calif., has been named headmaster 
of The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, 
Conn. He will be the ninth person to serve 
as head of the 62-year-old girls' boarding 
school. His wife is Dorotliy Young Peirce. 

Jean MacCregor Simon and her hus- 
band. Jack, have announced the birth of 
their second son, Donald Standish, on Nov. 
6. Son Frank Stewart is almost five. Jack 

was recently promoted to chief of the 
clothing and textile branch, directorate of 
clothing and textiles. Defense Personnel 
Support Center of the joint staff of the 
armed forces, in Philadelphia. He is a 
lieutenant commander in the Navy. 

Harold J. Sutphen returned to the 
States in March after service in Vietnam. 
He has been selected to command the USS 
Kilauea (AE-26), the lead ship in the 
Navy's newest class of ammunition ships. 

Lawrence C. Waterman is district 
manager for north Texas and Oklahoma for 
Pan American World Airways in Dallas. 

jj' Q A measure of socializing mixed 
^/ ^y with an opportunity to learn more 
about the Brown of today, all tempered 
with a bit of nostalgia, is the reunion rec- 
ipe being prepared for returning class- 
mates. In addition to the traditional social 
events of the Commencement Weekend, a 
number of forums on "Brown — 1973" will 
be held Saturday morning for all alumni 
and alumnae. There also will be opportu- 
nities for members of the class to meet 
informally with top-level University admin- 
istrators. All in all, the 15th Reunion has 
the makings of both an entertaining and 
educational weekend. Following the trends 
in higher education, the 1958 reunion has 
also gone coed, with the Brown and Pem- 
broke reunion committees joining forces. 
The mailing piece going out this month 
will provide the details on the four-day 
gathering, June 1-4. 

Kevit R. Cook has been elected presi- 
dent of Vanguard Ltd., of Worcester, Mass., 
a retail shoe division of Melville Shoe Cor- 

Harry L. Frank, III, formerly with 
Henry J. Richter & Company in St. Louis, 
Mo., has accepted a position as vice-presi- 
dent of The Fisher Corporation in St. Louis. 

Virginia Coley Gregg and her husband, 
Thomas, of Baldwin, N.Y., have announced 
the birth of their third son, Benjamin Ward, 
on Jan. 22, 1972. Her husband finished his 
residency in orthopedic surgery a year ago 
and is now in private practice. 

Dr. Richard C. Hatch has been pro- 
moted to professor of chemistry at Muhlen- 
berg College in Allentown, Pa. He earned 
his Ph.D. degree at the University of New 
Hampshire. Dick is the author of a text- 
book entitled Experimental Chemistry, 
which was published in 1972 by Van Nos- 
trand-ReinhoId. He also serves as faculty 
advisor to the Muhlenberg Weekly, the 
student newspaper. 

Charles L. Hughes, Jr., is an advisory 
marketing representative for IBM Cor- 
poration in Baltimore, Md. 

Alan H. Leader is vice-president of 
Leader Thread Corporation in New York 
City, a sewing-thread manufacturer. 

Steven A. Scliwartz has been named a 
prosecutor in the Third District Court in 
New Bedford, Mass. 

C O ''^"'f^'' ^- Czuchra has been elected 
^/ 3^ executive vice-president and chief 
administrative officer of the Oceanside 
Bank in Pompano Beach, Fla. He joined the 
bank in early 1972 as a vice-president and 
loan officer. 


Wallis H. Darnley is principal of Taft 
Elementary School in Uxbridge, Mass. 

Michael Fedeli has been named a vice- 
president of Dimeo Construction Company 
of Providence, where he is in charge of 
estimating. He has been v^rith Dimeo for 
eight years. 

Dr. Arthur C. Lamb, Jr., has assumed 
duties as chief of psychiatry at Provident 
Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He is respon- 
sible for the mental health services through- 
out the complex, which include Project 
ADAPT, the Community Mental Health 
Program, and the Alcoholism Triangle of 
Services, as well as psychiatric services 
within the hospital. 

Dr. Aaron Seidman has been named 
director of education and membership for 
the New England region of the American 
Jewish Committee with offices in Boston. 
He did graduate work at Brandeis and 
MIT and was on the faculty of the urban 
and environmental studies program at Case 
Western Reserve University in Cleveland. 

William Silver, a partner in Weiskopf, 
Silver, Singer & Company, New York City, 
has been nominated for re-election to a 
two-year term as an American Stock Ex- 
change industry governor. The senior 
floor official was one of ten original indus- 
try governors elected last year when the 
Exchange reconstructed its board to in- 
clude ten industry and ten public repre- 

Bowen H. Tucker is completing his 
third year as a member of the board of di- 
rectors of the American Civil Liberties 
Union, Illinois division. One of the issues 
which he has handled through the ACLU 
is the question of state aid to parochial 
and private schools. He is the lead attorney 
of seven lawyers now handling a case 
before the three-judge federal court in 
Springfield to challenge the constitutional- 
ity of three Illinois statutes which appropri- 
ated $30 million for private schools. Bowen 
and Jan and their two children, Stefan and 
Cathie, are living in Arlington Heights. 

/lf\ Dr. Leonard F. Adams, supervising 
I7v^ psychiatric resident at Michael 
Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chi- 
cago since last year, has been appointed an 
assistant attending physician in the depart- 
ment of psychiatry there. 

Alfred C. Jasins is president of Jasins 
&. Sayles Associates, Inc., in Wellesley, 

Allan W. Osborne is an instructor in 
English and associate director of Shaw 
Players & Company at Shaw University in 
Raleigh, N.C. 

Ron Whittle is chairman of the history 
department at The Gunnery School in 
Washington, Conn. 

David R. Wilson has been named 
vice-president of the international division 
of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York 

/f -* Dr. F. William. Abbate is head of 
17 JL analytical services at The Upjohn 
Company in LaPorte, Texas. 

Thomas J. Ballen, Jr., is Grand Junc- 
tion district plant manager of Mountain 

Bell Telephone Company in Grand Junc- 
tion, Colo. 

Brtice H. Bates has joined Honeywell 
Information Systems, Inc. as a senior mar- 
keting representative in its Manchester, 
N.H. office. 

Francis V. Bonello has been re-elected 
to the board of directors of the Jersey 
Shore Bank, Long Branch, N.J., where he 
is also a vice-president and secretary. Frank 
is a partner in the law firm of Anschele- 
witz, Barr, Ansell &. Bonello of Asbury 
Park and Long Island. 

Roger L. Campohicci is counsel in the 
electromagnetic and aviation systems divi- 
sion of RCA Corporation in Van Nuys, 

Isolde Priebe feld and her husband of 
Armonk, N.Y., are parents of their third 
child and second daughter, Meredith Leigh, 
born Aug. 2. 

R. Bruce Hiland has joined The Com- 
monwealth Group Incorporated of West- 
port, Conn., as vice-president. For the past 
five years Bruce had been a management 
consultant with McKinsey & Company, 
Inc., in New York City. 

Richard MacKenzie and his wife, Emily 
Mott-Smith MacKenzie '62, have announced 
the birth of their third daughter, Hannah 
Jenkins, on Sept. 25. Dick is associated 
with Day, Berry and Howard in Hartford, 

Joseph E. Ondrick is promotion man- 
ager for WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. 

7. Robert Seder has been appointed to 
the Human Rights Commission in Worces- 
ter, Mass. After earning his law degree 
from the New York University School of 
Law, Bob joined the Worcester law firm 
of Seder & Seder. He is now chairman of 
the board of the Worcester Legal Services, 
Inc., and a vice-president and director of 
the Legal Aid Society. 

Dr. David W. Sheppard (GS), associate 
professor of physics at Thiel College, 
Greenville, Pa., has been selected an "Out- 
standing Educator of America" for 1972. 
He received the award in recognition of 
his contributions to the advancement of 
higher education and service to the com- 
munity. He has been a member of the 
Thiel faculty for a decade. 

Gilbert P. Wright, Jr., was married to 
Nancy L. Hickox on Dec. 16. 

/^ ^ Dr. Michael P. Barron is in pri- 
17^ vate practice of internal medicine 
in Richmond, Ky. 

Robert O. Bent is manager of real 
estate evaluation for Standard Oil Com- 
pany (Indiana), based in Chicago, 111. 

John J. Donovan has been promoted 
to manager of development at Aetna Life 
& Casualty in Wethersfield, Conn. 

Kenneth E. Hogberg, vice-president of 
Citizens Savings Bank and Citizens Trust 
Company, Providence, has been elected to 
the additional posts of administrative vice- 
president and director of Citizens Cor- 
poration, the one-bank holding company 
of Citizens Trust. Ken recently was gradu- 
ated from the program for management 
development at the Harvard Graduate 
School of Business Administration. 

Emily Mott-Smith MacKenzie and her 

husband, Richard '61, have announcet j 
birth of their third daughter, Hannah jj 
kins, on Sept. 25. 

Paul K. Murphy is a partner in tl 
law firm of Murphy &. Mussler in Lou 
ville, Ky. 

Everett A. Petronio has been nam 
vice-president of the Rhode Island ch; 
of the Association of Trial Lawyers. 

/^ ^ For its 10th reunion, the clas 
17^7 make its headquarters at Ch, 
lin Hall on the Pembroke Campus, wl 
a social hour will open the four-day fi 
tivities. A class table will be available 
both the Alumni Dinner and Campus 
Dance later that evening. On Saturda- 
morning, there will be tours of the cai 
pus and a variety of Commencement 1 
rums. An important class meeting wil 
held at Champlin Hall at 1 p.m., with 
chief item of business the election of i 
officers. Then it's on the buses for the jil 
trip to the Haffenreffer Estate in Brist 
for an afternoon-through-dusk gala f( 
turing a clambake (chicken for those i ) 
prefer), the music of The Sunn, softba 
and strolling the grounds which most 
us haven't seen since Freshman Week w 
buses will get us back to Providence i 
time to change for the Pops Concert o 
the College Green. An Afterglow Part 
back at headquarters will cap the ever 
For those who plan to stay through d 
mencement, there will be plenty of ac 
on Sunday. We would like as many a' 
sible to remain with us for the proces 
on Monday morning. Co-chairmen for 
10th reunion are Fred A. Parker and f 
Kruger Lipsitt. 

William R. CaroseUi and his wife 
Glenn, of Pittsburgh, Pa., have annoui 
the birth of their first child, a son, CI: 
Roderick, on Jan. 6. Bill is currently p 
ticing law with the firm of McArdle, ( 
selli, Laffey and Beachler and has beer 
appointed assistant county solicitor fc 
Allegheny County. 

Laurence D. Cherkis has become -■ 
member of the firm of Wachtell, Lipto 
Rosen &. Katz in New York City. 

Dr. Edward D. Maley is an ortho- 
pedic surgeon at the Naval Hospital i^ 
Portsmouth, Va. 

Walter A. Stewart, Jr., has becomi 
partner in the law firm of Hawthorne,: 
Ackerly and Dorrance in New Canaari 

Susan Mowry Strouse is a counse 
East Grand Rapids (Mich.) Junior Higi 

Michael F. Whitworth has been re 
leased from the U.S. Air Force and is 
resident in urology at the University c 
Maryland Hospital in Baltimore. 

/^ /» Elizabeth Abbott has just wril 
|7"Jt a play as part of her work tc 
a master's degree in drama from New 
York University. She is a caseworker 1 
the Bedford Stuyvesant Bureau of Chii 
Welfare in New York City. 

Allan S. Benjamin was married to 
L. Saunders on July 2. 



crald A. Bncci and his wife, Mary, 
Viiyne, N.J., have announced the birth 
t)ir second daughter, Mary Kara, on 
• l.jl. Their first child, Kirstin, was born 
m 1971. 

I'acirf 7- farley is manager of person- 
1 rvices at Industrial National Bank, 

!)r. C. Stevens Hammer is a fourth- 
afesident in general surgery at the 
lilrsity of Washington in Seattle. 

,>avid L. Htitcher is a stockbroker with 
/tj Eastman Dillon Securities in Hous- 

Aark S. Hoffman and his wife, Ann 
b Hoffman '66, are living in Dedham, 
i<, where he is an assistant district 

attorney for Norfolk County. Recently, he 
and his brother, Richard, who is also an 
assistant district attorney, formed a part- 
nership and opened an office for the gen- 
eral practice of law in Walpole, Mass. A 
few months ago Mark was nominated for 
selection as one of the nation's ten most 
outstanding young men. 

Heinz D. Osteite (GS) is an associate 
professor of German at Northern Illinois 

Dr. George A. Vidulicli (GS) is asso- 
ciate professor of chemistry at Holy Cross 

Gloria Berman Weinstock and her 
husband, Murray, are parents of a daugh- 
ter, Judith Ann, born August 15. 

Bruce T. Williams is an instructor in 
anthropology at the University of Pitts- 
burgh campus in Johnstown, Pa. 

/Z Cf Henry D. Anderson is a graduate 
17^ student at Syracuse University. 

Henry R. Bauer, III, who received his 
Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 
January, is an assistant professor of com- 
puter science at the University of Wyoming 
in Laramie. 

Richard N. Hale is an assistant to the 
president for employee relations at the 
State University of New York College of 
Arts and Science at Geneseo, N.Y. 

K. Sridhar lya (GS) is a research as- 
sociate with the State University of New 

ne Pincus: A question about doctors led to a book 

low do you choose a good doctor? 

hat was the first question asked at a 
la discussion group on "women and 
;ibodies" which began meeting in Bos- 
1 the spring of 1969. The women were 
it bed by the condescending and pater- 
lijc attitudes of many doctors they had 
cintered. They did not find it reassur- 
; ' have their medical questions an- 
■ed with, "Don't worry your pretty lit- 

ad, my dear. Just leave everything to 
;. But when group members tried to 
mle a list of "good" local gynecologist- 
s.tricians, they discovered that they 
etd to learn more about their own bod- 
:i i fore they could intelligently evaluate 
it al information. So instead of rating 
sn doctors, the group researched and 
■c' a handbook on women's health 
1^1 has sold several hundred thousand 
ps in three different versions. 

)ne of the original members of the 
dj — now called the Boston Women's 
!<h Book Collective — was Jane Kates 
■\ s '59. On a recent weekday morning, 
nfincus shared a cup of coffee in her 
iling Cambridge apartment and talked 
C: how the project has affected her 
eAlthough she was soon to leave for 
ni-week tour to promote Our Bodies, 
.lelves (Simon and Schuster, $8.95 cloth; 
.S paper), Ms. Pincus did not dwell on 
sook's most recent incarnation as a 
Sieller on the list of a large commercial 
•shing house. 

The most important thing to me," she 
y "has been the process of working 
.t others. The project gave me specific 
) to do at a time of my life when I 
a,' needed it. As a mother of two young 
iren, I had a sense of isolation, so it 
i exciting to be part of a group and to 
■ deadlines." When the 12 members 

e collective began to assemble infor- 
a^n on women and health, they had no 
eof producing a book. They planned to 
Sirch and write papers on the topics 
• interested them and to use the papers 

as a basis for a course they wanted to 
present. Since Ms. Pincus had just had her 
second child, she wrote the paper on preg- 
nancy. "I tried to create a link between the 
experiences of lay women and the infor- 
mation that is presented in medical text- 
books," she says. "It's important for women 
to realize that their own individual experi- 
ences and feelings are valid and shouldn't 
be discounted." 

Eventually, all the papers were printed 
and bound together in an inexpensive edi- 
tion by the New England Free Press. After 
the book sold out several printings and ac- 
quired an underground reputation for ac- 
curacy and usefulness, the women decided 
to expand the book and publish it commer- 
cially so it would reach a wider audience. 
Since two publishing houses were inter- 
ested, the collective was able to bargain 
for the offer of a 70 percent discount on 
the book to health clinics. Another clue 
that Our Bodies, Ourselves is an unusual 
venture for establishment publishing is a 

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line on the back cover that asks the pur- 
chaser to "Please share this book with 

Our Bodies, Ourselves presents a wide 
range of subjects from the woman's point 
of view, including anatomy, sexuality, birth 
control, abortion, nutrition, childbearing, 
menopause, and common medical problems 
of women. According to Jane Pincus, the 
project started because the women involved 
"wanted to be able to confront doctors as 
intelligent people instead of as children." 
The book provides the tools to interpret 
medical advice and tells women what they 
have a right to expect from their physi- 
cians. Still, says Ms. Pincus, it's usually a 
long internal process to be able to over- 
come your intimidation of doctors enough 
to insist on answers to questions. "You 
have to learn not to crumble at the first 
sign of displeasure," she says. "And it's 
important to remember that doctors don't 
always agree among themselves. If one 
doctor says something you don't like, go 
to another one." Where the medical pro- 
fession is concerned, that sort of talk could 
pass for dangerously radical advice. Still, 
there are physicians who have gone on rec- 
ord in praise of Our Bodies, Ourselves. 
According to Maria Storch, assistant pro- 
fessor of obstetrics and gynecology at a 
New York medical school, "You could have 
more confidence in it than in almost any- 
think else I've ever seen that has been pub- 
lished in reasonable language." 

Now that the work on the book is 
completed, Jane Pincus isn't sure what she'll 
do next. The health collective still meets 
once a week, and several members, includ- 
ing Jane, are thinking about writing on the 
subject of parenthood. Meanwhile, she says, 
"I'm concentrating on playing the flute." 
She is married to Ed Pincus '60, who 
teaches filmmaking at MIT, and who is 
now in the middle of making a five-year, 
autobiographical film using cinema verite 
techniques. The two Pincus children are 
Sami, 7, and Benjamin, 4. A.B. 


York at Binghamton. 

John R. Mnrquis is a member of the 
Holland, Mich., law firm of Cunningham, 
Hann and Marquis. 

Bernard V. O'Neill, ]r. (GS) is an as- 
sistant professor of biometry at Louisiana 
State University's medical center in New 

William Pilhbury is senior curator of 
decorative arts for the State Department 
of Education in New York. He did his 
graduate study at the Henry DuPont Win- 
terthur Museum. 

lames Schreiber and his wife, Linda 
Bedrick Schreiber '66, have announced the 
birth of quadruplets, Amanda Justine, Dan- 
ielle Melissa, Elisabeth Rachel, and Zachary 
Jared, on Dec. 30. The babies' older sister, 
Samantha Lauren, is almost three. Since 
1969 Jim has been a prosecutor in the U.S. 
Attorney's Office for the Southern District 
of New York, where he is currently work- 
ing on cases involving securities frauds. 
The Schreibers live in New York City. 

Stanley ]. Schretter and his wife, Ju- 
dith Drazen Schretter '68, of Flanders, N.J., 
have announced the birth of their second 
daughter, Robin Lynn, on Jan. 29. Mindy, 
their first child, is almost six. Stan is com- 
pleting the requirements for his doctorate 
at Brown and expects to receive his degree 
this June. 

Michael H. Stone, a C.P.A., is an au- 
ditor with Arthur Andersen &. Company 
in Philadelphia. 

/I /I Barry Z. Aframe has been named 
W an assistant counsel at State Mu- 
tual Life Assurance Company in Worces- 
ter, Mass. A graduate of the University of 
Pennsylvania Law School, he joined the 
company in 1969 and was appointed an 
attorney the same year. 

Laurel Blank Andrew and her husband, 
David, are the winners of the Founders' 
Award for the best article on architectural 
history by younger scholars published in 
the Society of Architectural Historians 
Journal in 1971. Their subject was "The 
Four Mormon Temples in Utah." The So- 
ciety of Architectural Historians, with an 
international membership of 4,000, presents 
this award annually. 

Robert V. Dewey, Jr., is an attorney 
with the Peoria, 111., law firm of Heyl, 
Royster, Voelker & Allen. 

Thomas M. Jeffris has been promoted 
in the domestic marketing division of 
Parker Pen Company, with his new duties 
including coordination of national accounts. 
He will also be responsible for chain-drug, 
fc-od-broker, and duty-free shop sales. 

Richard S. Kops was married to Alice 
M. Zaleski of Middletown, N.J., on Dec. 21. 
He is a third-year student at New York 
Medical College. His father was the late 
Richard S. Kops '34. 

Alexander 5. Kritzalis is an associate 
in the law firm of Burlingham, Underwood 
& Lord in New York City. 

Neil R. Markson and his wife, Susan, 
of Concord, Mass., announce the birth of 
their first child, a daughter, Jennifer Claire, 
on Feb. 9. Neil is associated with the Bos- 

ton law firm of Hutchins and Wheeler. 

William R. Powell and his wife, Mary 
DeVore Porter Powell '67, have moved to 
Morgantown, W.Va., where Bill is assistant 
professor of mechanical engineering and 
mechanics at West Virginia University. 

Linda Bedrick Schreiber and her hus- 
band, ]atnes '65, have announced the birth 
of quadruplets, Amanda Justine, Danielle 
Melissa, Elisabeth Rachel, and Zachary 
Jared, on Dec. 30. The babies' older sister, 
Samantha Lauren, is almost 3. 

/f PJT Gerald D. Brody was married to 
Vy Pamela J. Harig of Grosse Pcinte, 
Mich., on Oct. 1. He is the son of Hazel 
Antine Brody '30 and Ned L. Brody '31. 

Carl S. Cainphell has been released 
from the U.S. Air Force and is a senior 
at Schiller College in West Germany. 

Dana Carton Caprio and her husband, 
Anthony, have co-authored a college-level 
French textbook which came on the market 
in January. It is called Reflets de la femme, 
published by Van Nostrand-Reinhold. 

Ronald S. Clark and his wife, Deborah, 
have announced the birth of their first 
child, a son, Gregory Sterling, on Jan. 25. 

E. Martin Dudgeon is a trainee at 
Manufacturers Hanover Trust in New 
York City. 

David S. Vroehlich, who is an environ- 
mental planner and received his master of 
regional planning degree from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina, is employed by the 
Bucks County Planning Commission in 
Doylestown, Pa. 

Thomas F. Caffney has been named 
controller of Masury-Columbia Company 
in Elmhurst, III. He had been assistant cor- 
porate controller for the parent company, 

John R. Hall, Jr., was married to Jean 
B. Horky of Brookville, Pa., on Dec. 2. The 
groom's father is John R. Hall '34. Other 
Brown alumni in attendance were James 
Castellan, Ronald Clark, and the groom's 
uncle, Walter R. Hall '40. 

Arthur W. Henne is teaching English 
at The Park School in Brooklandville, Md. 

Judy Marks Hershon and her husband, 
Stuart, of Great Neck, N.Y., are parents 
of a daughter, Joanna Brett, born June 20. 

Dr. Sumner J. Hoisington, Jr. (GS) has 
been appointed assistant commissioner for 
research and planning in the Massachusetts 
Department of Public Welfare and will 
work out of Boston. He previously had 
worked with the U.S. Department of Health, 
Education and Welfare. 

Jeffrey R. Jones is a senior associate 
programmer with IBM in Yorktown Heights, 

Ronald J. Leavitt is a resident in or- 
thopedic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital 
in New York City. 

Jean Piatt Nwachuku is a scientific 
programming analyst for Pratt & Whitney 
Aircraft in Elartford, Conn. 

Paul J. Olenick is living in Baltimore 
while working on his Ph.D. dissertation in 
political science as a non-resident student 
at the University of Massachusetts. His 
wife has a position as a research assistant 
in the biology department of Johns Hop- 
kins University. 

Mary DeVore Porter Powell and I 
husband, William '66, have moved to !■. 
gantown, W.Va., where he is assistant k 
fessor of mechanical engineering and : ■ 
chanics at West Virginia University. 

C. Keith Riggs has been promotec 
manager of security programs with T\ 
His main responsibility is dealing withj 
hijacking programs. 

Lawrence M. Scl^enck has been re g 
from the U.S. Air Force and is pursuin i 
M.S. A. degree at the University of Roi . 

Howard E. Snyder has joined the 
firm of Efron, Black & Epstein in Allei 
town. Pa., as an associate. 

D. Nathan Sumner has accepted a 
sition as public programs officer for th 
National Endowment for the Humanit 
Washington, D.C. His wife. Nan McC 
Sumner '71 GS, has assumed her hush, 
position as assistant professor for the 
spring term at North Dakota State Un 
sity, where she is teaching English anc 
ciology. The couple expects to be movi 
to Washington in June. 

Linnea Stewart was married to Le 
M. Gillman on Oct. 13. She has receiv< 
an M.S. degree from Virginia Polytech 
University and they are living in Den\ 

Barbara Witten is employed as a I 
ment specialist for Community Treatrr 
Services, a division of the Pennsylvani 
Department of Justice. 

Zl O The "big" thing about our 5tJ ■ 
VO union is that it is combined. ' 
classes plan to build the four-day gath j 
around the traditional Commencement 
events, but full details will be providec 
a mailing some time this month. Co-cli 
men for the affair are Marc S. Koplik , 
Shelley Tidier Cohen. 

Frederick W. Arnold, IV, was mar 
to Joan L. Potter on Dec. 9. 

David C. Ennis was married to Eli 
beth A. Burke of New Salem, N.Y., on : 
23. Jeffrey Walters was best man and I f 
Blodgett was an usher. Dave is a comn ■ 
cations consultant for the New York T 
phone Company in Albany, N.Y. 

Richard I. Cause has completed hi 
first year of service as president and cl • 
man of the board of trustees of New E 
land Technical Institute in Providence. '■ 
ing this year NETI has grown to be th 
second largest private technical school 
southern New England. Other member 
the board of trustees include Steven M 
zer and Paul D. Connors '36. 

Alan C. Johnston is a graduate as- 
ant and resident director of Scott Quai 
rangle, a dormitory at Ohio University 

Robert H. Letner, a computer prog '■ 
mer/analyst, is an associate in the syst 
economics department of PRC System- 
ences Company in McLean, Va. 

Howard N. Robinson has received 
M.D. degree from St. Louis University I 
is a first-year resident in surgery at tht 
University of Florida. 

John H. Schiering is director of op ' 
tions with Old Harbor Industries, Inc., 
Hyannisport, Mass. 


dith Drazen Schretter and her hus- 
t<fefrtii/e;/ '65, of Flanders, N.J., have 
icflced the birth of their second daugh- 
, !ibin Lynn, on Jan. 29. Mindy, their 
t lild, is almost six. 

■rrt Sedgewick is a Ph.D. candidate 
inputer science program at Stan- 
u niversity. 

,'ir C. Solon (GS) is an assistant pro- 
linguistics at California State 
:\ in Fullerton. 

'yonald P. Ziuno and his wife, 
Spring Zinno '69, have announced 
of their first child, a son, Matthew 
on Jan. 4. 

• I SoDuaii R. Beaupre (GS) of Saint 
11' Francis College in Biddeford, 
lii, has been named a member of the 
miities advisory group of the Maine 
iftTommission on the Arts and Hu- 
n es. 

t-Mi7/ B. Callaivay is a statistician in 

lier quality division for the State of 
.\.le\ico's environmental improvement 
:r'. He is based in Santa Fe. 

\itt Chin is a program analyst with 
jsighouse Corporation in Hyde Park, 
js He's also working on his M.B.A. at 
sti University in the evening hours. 

I'hcritie A. Gregg entered the Uni- 
t North Carolina School of Social 
ji la^t fall and is working toward an 
SJ. degree in the field of management 
i fvelopment of human service re- 
jr s, a degree requirement she expects 
cnplete this spring. 

'/ill Keany is a research assistant and 
X candidate in oceanography at the 
li'rsity of Rhode Island. 

anne IV. Libby spent last summer 
r ii; and traveling in Japan. She is an 
1'mI assistant at D. C. Heath & Com- 
;i n Lexington, Mass. 

hotnas C. McKlveen has been re- 
iS' from the U.S. Coast Guard and is 
ijxyed by J. H. McKlveen & Company, 
\rie City, Iowa, retail building mate- 
If nd lumber yard firm. 

':o'7iiTs E. Pecklintn is an attorney 
ng in tax work and estate plan- 
rhe First National Bank of Bos- 

ric Rodenburg has been graduated 
tim M.S. in biostatistics from the 
■B'late School of Public Health at the 
li rsitv of Pittsburgh. He is working in 
h, Afghanistan with a team from 
at Buffalo, performing a service for 
ghani government by doing a demo- 
ic survey of the country. Later, he 
to study the response of the people 
ciily planning activities, a program 

being funded by AID. 
rank A. Scofield and his wife, Nancy, 
announced the birth of a son, Alex- 
Whiting, on Oct. 17. 
'.onald A. Seff, who expects to receive 
.D. degree from the University of 
land in June, will become a medical 
I in July at Maryland General Hos- 
in Baltimore. 
ouanne Spring Zii\no and her hus- 

band, Dr. Ronald P. Zinno '68, have an- 
nounced the birth of their first child, a 
son, Matthew Gerald, on Jan. 4. 

^J f\ Richard S. Aldrich, Jr., was mar- 
/ \J ried to Isabel T. Potter of New 
York City on Dec. 30. He is attending 
Vanderbilt Law School. 

Dr. Marcel Ausloos (GS) is on leave 
of absence from Temple University, where 
he was a research assistant in the physics 
department. He is now a visiting professor 
at the Freie University of Berlin (Germany) 
Institut fur Theoretische Physik. Dr. Aus- 
loos received his Ph.D. degree from Tem- 

Stephen D. Either was married to Kris- 
ten S. Lape of Harpswell, Maine, on Dec. 
30. He is a teacher in the school adminis- 
trative district 75 in Topsham, Maine. 

The Rev. Thomas D. Feehan (GS), the 
first priest to receive a doctorate from 
Brown's philosophy department, has been 
promoted to associate professor of philos- 
ophy at Holy Cross. 

Ens. John Hammett, USN, was mar- 
ried to Nancy G. Byrne of Hartsdale, N.Y., 
on Jan. 20. Samuel C. Coale (GS) was 
best man and Robert B. Avery and John A. 
Leal were ushers. At home: 73 Keene St., 

After graduation, Richard H. Hornik 
entered the School of Public and Interna- 
tional Affairs at George Washington Uni- 
versity as a candidate for an A.M. degree 
in Russian studies. After a year he ac- 
cepted a position as a researcher for the 
National Journal, completing his course 
work on a part-time basis. Last December 
he joined the staff of the National Com- 
mission on Productivity in Washington, 
D.C. as a writer/editor, a position he still 
holds. Dick expects to receive his degree 
from George Washington early this spring. 
He was married to Susan Barney of Gil- 
manton, N.H., on May 28, 1972. Stanley 
Es-ikoff was best man and Peter Kramer 
and Robert Dorin '69 were ushers. 

Suzanne A. Kalbach, after completing 
the one-year M.A.T. program at the Har- 
vard Graduate School of Education, is 
teaching English at a high school in Cam- 
den, N.J., and living in Philadelphia. 

Jeffrey J. Kaolart has received an 
M.B.A. degree from New York University 
and is an account manager in the corpo- 
rate banking group of The First National 
City Bank in New York City. 

Jeffrey R. Peters has been appointed 
acting editor of the County Leader and the 
Havertown Leader in Newtown Square, Pa. 
Jeff has served with the Leader in a variety 
of functions for the past two years. 

Brian E. Rohde has received his M.B.A. 
degree from Amos Tuck School of Dart- 
mouth College and is a management con- 
sultant at Management Analysis Center in 
Cambridge, Mass. 

David M. Tardy is teaching economics 
at Caulfield Institute of Technology in 
Victoria, Australia. 

Gregory B. Watdron is senior person- 
nel representative for the New York region 
of TWA with headquarters at Kennedy In- 
ternational Airport in Jamaica, N.Y. 

n't Gordon E. Allen has accepted a 
/ J. new position as branch manager 
of the Tilo Company in Springfield, Pa. 

Ralph Begleiter, formerly a news 
writer for WTOP-TV, Washington, D.C, 
has been named an editor for WTOP Non- 
stop News Radio. A former writer for ABC 
Radio in New York City, Ralph joined the 
TV station a year ago after earning a 
master's degree from the Columbia Uni- 
versity Graduate School of Journalism. 

Ardath A. Goldstein is a member of 
the Black Mountain College project at the 
North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. 

Irwin Goldstein has been reappointed 
athletic representative for the Brown Alumni 
Association of Greater Montreal. He is in 
his second year of medical school at Mc- 
Gill University. 

Daniel F. Grossman was married to 
Dana M. Cook on May 28. He is manu- 
facturing and selling a locking ski rack to 
ski areas under the firm name of Lock-Up 
Ski Security Systems. 

Patricia L. Huff was married to Francis 
M. Dorer, Jr., of Reston, Va., on June 10 
in Vienna, Va. Nancy P. Pope '70 was maid 
of honor. Patricia is a computer specialist 
with the Social Security Administration in 

Doug Jones is with the history depart- 
ment of The Gunnery School in Washing- 
ton, Conn., teaching anthropology and ar- 

Mark K. Lahey is an investment ad- 
visor with the First National Bank of Chi- 

Kathryn E. Lenihan (GS) has been ap- 
pointed dean of research and educational 
services at Southwest College in Chicago. 
She has served as Southwest's financial aid 
officer since July, 1971. 

Robert W. Lynch has joined the engi- 
neering firm of David Volkert & Associates 
of Washington, D.C, as a structural de- 
sign engineer. 

7o/ui F. Mastroianni, Jr., is a graduate 
student at Trinity College in Oxford, Eng- 

Samuel J. Merrell is a production di- 
rector for WKBW Radio in Buffalo, N.Y. 

Hope Carr Sivanson is a graphic artist 
for the Cliquer (Minn.) Public Schools. 

Robert M. Weaver is an excavator and 
consultant on historical artifacts at the 
Ozette archeological site of Washington 
State University in Sekiv, Wash. 

Sue Wotiz has been chosen alumni 
schools committee chairman and president 
of the Brown University Alumni/Alumnae 
Association of Greater Montreal. Sue is 
currently a lab technician at the Royal 
Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Her address: 
3580 Lome Ave., Apt. 1308, Montreal 130, 
Quebec, Canada. 

Dr. Anthony J. Zelano (GS), a physical 
chemist, is an engineer specialist with Mc- 
Donnell Douglas Astronautics Corporation 
in Hunt Beach, Calif. 

py ^ Francis C. Blessington (GS) has 
/ ^u been appointed assistant professor 
of English at Northeastern University. He 
joined the faculty in 1964 as a teaching 
fellow and was promoted to instructor in 


Oliver D. Cromwell, after hitchhiking 
through Europe this past summer and fall, 
has begun work in the trust division of 
Bankers Trust in New York City. He's 
living in Greenwich Village and is attend- 
ing night courses at NYU to work on an 

Leonard H. Horovitz is a first-year 
medical student at the University of Ver- 

Beth E. Irving is a graduate student at 
The Wujs Institute, the international gradu- 
ate center for Hebrew and Jewish studies 
in Arad, Israel. 

William T. Liddicoet is a personnel 
management specialist with the National 
Institute of Education, Department of 
Health, Education and Welfare, in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Richard K. Porter (GS) is a research 
and development chemist with Universal 
Chemicals Corporation in Ashton, R.I. 

Doug Price, the former weightman at 
Brown, had quite a birthday celebration in 
February. The 235-pounder, who turned 23 
Feb. 17, won the shot-put event in the U.S. 
Olympic Invitation Indoor Track Meet 
with a heave of 55 feet, six inches. 

Richard K. Sisson is an electrical en- 
gineer with Raytheon Company in Ports- 
mouth, R.I. 

Ben Wiles was married to Sharon A. 
Linderman on Dec. 29. He is a law student 
at New York University. 

fy ^ Dana M. Cook was married to 
/ ^ Daniel F. Grossman '71 on May 
28. Dan is manufacturing and selling a 
locking ski rack to ski areas under the 
name of Lock-Up Ski Security Systems. He 
is working from his home in East Thet- 
ford, Vt. 


in Gardiner, Maine, Dec. 5. He was super- 
intendent of schools in Gardiner until his 
retirement in 1939. He received his Ed.M. 
degree from Harvard Graduate School in 
1931. Before becoming superintendent, Mr. 
Chaffee was principal of Gardiner High 
School from 1914 to 1923 and headmaster 
of Antrim (N.H.) High School, There are 
no known survivors. 

a retired chemist who founded Gardner 
Laboratory in Bethesda, Md., in 1924, died 
Jan. 27 at his home in Chevy Chase. He 
attended Brown for one semester before 
transferring to the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, where he earned his degree in 1908. 
He was awarded an honorary doctor of 
science degree from Lehigh in 1928. During 
World War I, Dr. Gardner served as a 
lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Gardner Lab- 
oratory, the firm he founded nearly 50 
years ago, pioneered in the establishment 
of physical measurement standards and 
equipment for industrial and governmental 
organizations. Dr. Gardner is the author of 
many books on paints, varnishes, and re- 
lated materials, including the 12 editions 
of Physical Examination of Paints, Var- 
nishes, Lacquers, and Colors. He is sur- 
vived by his widow, Mary B. Gardner, 
West Irving St., Chevy Chase. 

suddenly March 9 at his home in Roches- 
ter, N.Y. For 46 years prior to his retire- 
ment in 1957, he served as mathematics 
teacher and baseball coach at The Middle- 
sex School in Concord, Mass., where he 
was also head of the mathematics depart- 
ment. "Chic" Raymond was one of the 
University's finest baseball players and 
was elected to the Brown Athletic Hall of 
Fame in 1971. Still regarded by the old- 
timers as one of the finest college catchers 
of his era, Raymond had a strong and 
accurate arm. Prof. Walter H. Snell '13 re- 
calls Raymond ordering "tough" hitters 
walked intentionally so that he could get 
them out by picking them off first base. 
Theta Delta Chi. He is survived by his 
widow, Mildred Libby Raymond, 45 Birch- 
brook Drive, Rochester. 

in Providence, Jan. 29. He retired in 1954 
as Rhode Island-area force and expense 
supervisor of the New England Telephone 
Company in Providence, after 43 years of 
service, all in the Rhode Island area. Mr. 
Kenyon was a life member of the Tele- 
phone Pioneers. Sigma Nu. His foster son 
is Alexander H. Bennett, 618 East 28th St., 
Paterson, N.J. 

in Boston, Jan. 11, while walking in the 
downtown area. Most of his adult life was 
spent working with youth. Starting as a 
teacher, he later became superintendent of 
schools in southern Vermont and eventually 

was appointed director of the educatiori 
and recreation program at the Auburn i 
(N.Y.) State Prison, After his retiremen 
years ago, Mr, Low became an avid fol i 
lower of the Brown sports teams from 1 
"base" at Boston's Hotel Essex. He new 
drove a car, so much of his travel time ' 
spent on the rails or "bouncing along" ,' 
the buses. As recently as two years ago,\'i 
he was 82, Mr, Low made all of Brown'' 
freshman football games, where he was; 
familiar sight following the play up anc' 
down the sidelines. An electric scoreboi 
he donated in 1966 has served track, so 
and lacrosse, and his donations also xm 
possible the scoreboard and dugouts at 
the baseball field. In 1969 Brown celebr 
a "Ralph B. Low Day," with President I 
L. Heffner signing a proclamation that ' 
stressed Mr. Low's belief in "competith' 
athletics as an essential part of the schi 
curriculum and as a vehicle which prov' 
the opportunity for physical, mental, ai' 
spiritual growth in our young people." ' 
is survived by a nephew, the Rev, Albe:^ 
Low '36, St. Francis of Assisi Rectory, i 
Fellsway West, Medford, Mass. 

in Wakefield, R,I,, Feb, 7. A longtime 
investment broker, he was vice-preside 
the Atlas Corporation of New York wh 
he retired. Following Army duty in Wo 
War I, he became a partner in the stocl 
exchange firm of Maynard, Oakley & L 
rence in New York City and later joinei 
the Atlas Corporation, He was a memh 
of the Council of Foreign Relations in I 
York, Alpha Delta Phi. His widow is Ei 
M. Sawin, Shadblow Farm, Wakefield. 

in Cortland, N.Y., Dec. 24. He was pres 
dent and owner of Ames Chevrolet Inc. 
Cortland for over 50 years. Alpha Delt; 
Phi. His widow is Helen H. Ames, 8 Co f 
Drive, Cortland. j 

in Providence, Feb. 7. He had served as 
civil engineer at the U.S. Naval Constrif 
tion Battalion Center in Davisville, R.I.. 
was a former president and secretary o: 
the Rhode Island Society of Professioni 
Engineers. Sigma Nu. His widow is Kali 
erine Clark Johnson, 85 Norton Ave. 

in North Miami Beach, Fla., Jan. 26. He 
was a partner in the architectural firm ' 
Barker & Turoff until retiring five year 
ago. A World War I veteran, Mr. Turol 
received his Sc.B. degree from Carnegie 
stitute of Technology in Pittsburgh in 1 
He designed many Rhode Island buildii 
and was instrumental in converting th^ 
Jewish Orphanage of Rhode Island bui. 
ing into the present Miriam Hospital. I 
served on the Providence Building Boat' 
Review and was a member of the Amei' 
can Institute of Architects. His widow ■; 
Sally S. Turoff, 2920 Point East Drive, { 



lilivacationing in Boca Raton, Fla., Jan. 
, 1)9. A former president of Poirier & 
:Lie Corporation of Yonkers, N.Y., he 
IS lairman of the board of the engi- 
er g and contracting firm at the time of 
; tith. Leaving Brown after his sopho- 
ir, Mr. Jordan graduated from 
_ aiversity and started with Poirier & 
.Lie as a junior engineer. He started at 
; Ittom ("they handed me a pick and 
ov , " he once said), spent time in the 
al (strict of West Virginia in the coal- 
ip ng end of the business, and was 
m president in 1948. His widow is 
vc Palmer Jordan, 255 Clinton Ave., 
>b Ferry, N.Y. 

G nd Rapids, Mich., Dec. 2, after a 
ig Iness. He was the co-founder of 
?p'nson & Lawyer, Inc., a Grand Rapids 
rnire supply firm. He served as presi- 
r>t f the company for many years and 
IS lairman of the board at the time of 
; cath. During World War II, Mr. Law- 
r ;rved as a lieutenant commander with 
:I5. Navy. Early this year an "Edward L. 
w r Scholarship" was established at the 
ihrsity and endowed with $6,000. Of 
is Tiount, $5,000 was voted by the 
ai of directors of Mr. Lawyer's former 
n nd $1,000 given by Harold L. Sum- 
23, his roommate at Brown. Mr. 

. ; :s survived by his widow, Mrs. Ed- 
in'-/ Lawyer, 286 Shorehaven Drive, 

. irand Rapids. 

^,:\ ARTHUR SOPER, JR. '25 
P t Hueneme, Calif., Jan. 15. He re- 
etn 1967 as district sales manager for 
oi.le Manufacturing Company in Cleve- 
idOhio. Mr. Soper also had been a dis- 
ctales manager for Scoville in Pitts- 
tf and in Waterbury, Conn., where the 
nial offices, mills, and factories are lo- 
te He was a past president and secre- 
ry f the Brown Club of Western Penn- 
lv\ia. Phi Kappa Psi. His widow is 
itC. Soper, 2541 Neptune Place, Port 

Fmouth, Mass., Sept. 17. He was a 
JCinical engineer who worked with 
31 & Webster Engineering Corporation 
Eiton for 40 years before retiring in 
61 Mr. Smith was a member of the 
nican Society of Mechanical Engineers. 

frother is Philip N. Smith '29, and his 
V is Sylvia M. Smith, 89 High St., 
a:ham, Mass. 

liladelphia. Pa., Sept. 12. For the past 
\iTs he had been a realtor in the leas- 
g apartment of Albert M. Greenfield & 
inany. Inc., in Atlantic City, where the 
e rious Trumbower was known as "Mr. 
>£lwalk." During World War II, he 
rd as a captain in the Army. An out- 
liing baseball player at Brown, he was 
ird to the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame 
171. Beta Theta Pi. He is survived by 

his widow, Mrs. Geneva Trumbower, 4713 
Mainland Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., two 
sons, and a daughter. 

in Pawling, N.Y., Aug. 7, 1972. At the time 
of his death he was commissioner of fi- 
nance for Dutchess County in Poughkeep- 
sie, N.Y. He is survived by a son, Jed 
Williamson, Nottingham, N.H. 

in Rochester, N.Y., Dec. 23. He was a field 
representative for the Rochester architec- 
tural firm of Northrup, Kaelbert & Copf. 
Mr. Cullings was a self-employed building 
contractor before joining Northrup, Kael- 
bert & Copf. Interested in restoring old 
houses, Mr. Cullings was a member of the 
Scottsville (N.Y.) Historic District. His 
widow is Carolyn S. Cullings, 50 Rochester 
Road, Scottsville. 


in Ridgefield, Conn., Jan. 31. He was chair- 
man of the mathematics department at 
Teachers College of Columbia University. 
Dr. Rosskopf was considered a pioneer in 
the application to mathematics of the cog- 
nitive development theory of Swiss psy- 
chologist Jean Piaget. In 1971, Dr. Ross- 
kopf was appointed to the Clifford Brew- 
ster Upton Chair in Mathematical Education 
at Columbia. He received his A.B. degree 
from the University of Minnesota in 1928. 
His widow is Frances M. Rosskopf, 50 
Standish Drive, Ridgefield. 

in Naples, Fla., Oct. 24. He was the retired 
branch manager of the Monroe Calculator 
Division of Litton Industries at Louisville, 
Ky. Phi Gamma Delta. His sister is Ada 
Rounds Taylor '32, and his widow is Nancy 
N. Rounds, 150 Teryl Road, Naples. 

in Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 12. Since 1962 he 
had been coordinator of the math-science 
department at Brighton High in Rochester. 
After Navy service, Mr. Callahan earned a 
B.A. at Oberlin (1948) and an M.A. from 
Columbia (1950). After teaching chemistry, 
math, and physics in Nyack, N.Y., and 
serving as assistant principal in Lansing, 
N.Y., Mr. Callahan was named to his most 
recent position when Brighton High opened. 
His widow is Earlene R. Callahan, 150 
Howland Ave., Rochester. 

in Spivak, Colo., Dec. 18. He was an in- 
vestment banker in the Los Angeles office 
of Lehman Bros., members of the New 
York Stock Exchange. During World War 
II, Mr. Woulfe served in the Army. He 
was with Bosworth, Sullivan &. Company, 
before assuming the Denver branch man- 
agership of McDonnell & Company in 
1960. Mr. Woulfe was a former president 
of the Brown Club of Colorado. Alpha 
Delta Phi. His widow is Anne K. Woulfe, 
188-A South Monaco Parkway, Denver. 

on Feb. 3 when the single-engine plane he 
was flying as a student pilot crashed in 
Taunton, Mass. Mr. Bessette taught in the 
Attleboro (Mass.) school system for 17 
years and was chairman of the English de- 
partment at Attleboro High at the time of 
his death. Active in politics in Seekonk, 
Mass., he served as chairman of the Re- 
publican town committee, as a member and 
chairman of the school committee, and, for 
the past three years, as a member of the 
zoning board of review. He held a mas- 
ter's in education from Rhode Island Col- 
lege. His widow is Mrs. Anne Marie Bes- 
sette, 264 West Ave., Seekonk. 

in Stamford, Conn., Jan. 16. Reportedly 
concerned because an evaluation of his 
teaching performance did not meet his ex- 
pectations, he killed his wife and two sons 
and then hanged himself. Mr. Christian had 
been a junior high school teacher in 
Greenwich, Conn, since 1966. He served 
for two years after graduation with Liberty 
Mutual Insurance Company in Mount Ver- 
non, N.Y. He spent three years in the 
Army, taught at Man Junior High in Man, 
W.Va., and then earned his M.A. in sci- 
ence-education at Columbia in 1965. He is 
survived by his mother, Mrs. Irene Chris- 
tian, 346 Richbell Road, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 

one of Brown's finest athletes, in Little 
Silver, N.J., Jan. 12, after falling asleep at 
the wheel and crashing his car into a tree 
in the early-morning hours of Jan. 11. 
Dunda was a 1968 graduate of New York 
University Law School and, at the time of 
his death, was with the firm of Anschele- 
witz, Barr, Ansell and Bonello of Asbury 
Park, N.J. An exciting quarterback, Dunda 
was a brilliant passer, and the combination 
of Dunda and end John Parry formed one 
of Brown's most famous passing teams. 
Kappa Sigma. His widow is Virginia Dunda, 
of 58 Crest Drive, Little Silver. A James J. 
Dunda Memorial has been established at 
the University. 


On Stage: 

The continuing debate: S/NC vs. A-B-C 

Members of the class of '72,, who graduate this June, 
will be the first generation of Brown students to have started 
and finished their undergraduate education under the New 
Curriculum. Perhaps a handful of the seniors who will march 
down the Hill in June will graduate without ever having taken 
a course for a letter grade. A prospective employer looking 
at the transcript of such a student would see a page full of 
S's for satisfactory and, perhaps, a folder containing course 
performance reports which evaluate the student's work in 
certain courses. 

When the New Curriculum was adopted in 1969, the re- 
vised grading system was a frank compromise, taking into ac- 
count conflicting educational philosophies. As Jerome B. 
Grieder, associate professor of political science, wrote in the 
BAM. in July of 1969, the evaluation system was one of the 
most radical and controversial aspects of the New Curricu- 
lum. The faculty voted to allow a student the option to be 
graded with a "Satisfactory" in any course. At the same time, 
the individual instructor was also given the option of offering 
any course only on the Satisfactory or No Credit grading 
basis. (The precise statistics are hard to pin down, but after 
four years of operation, it seems that fewer than ten percent 
of undergraduate courses have been offered on a strictly S/NC 
basis and only a very small number of students have never 
chosen to take a course on an A-B-C basis.) 

At the time the New Curriculum was adopted, Grieder 
wrote that it was hoped the Satisfactory/No Credit option 
would "be adopted by an increasing number of students and 
teachers and that in consequence a de-emphasis on the im- 
portance of grades and an easing of the emotional tensions 
that grades engender may result. . . . Many teachers are 
convinced that grades provide at best a faulty index of what a 
student has or has not accomplished in a given course — cryptic 
notations that reflect, almost by necessity in many cases, 
highly subjective judgments, but that assume the character of 
precise and objective standards once they have been entered 
on the student's permanent record." 

According to Grieder, students have their own objections 
to the old grading system. "More than any other single factor, 
student critics blame the grading system for injecting into the 
classroom and into the student-teacher relationship, the air of 
constraint, of contrived and coercive authority, that is so dam- 
aging to the encouragement of rewarding relationships and 
genuinely creative intellectual enterprise." 

The dual grading system which provided for both A-B-C 
and Satisfactory ratings was designed to meet the criticisms 
of traditional grading, while at the same time, serving the in- 
terests of "those students and members of the faculty in 
whose judgment the identification of outstanding academic 
performance is crucial for personal or professional reasons." 

During the past month the issue of just what compromise 
is desirable between those two conflicting goals has been 
raised again. Edward Beiser, associate professor of political 
science, introduced a resolution at a faculty meeting calling 
for the elimination of the right of a faculty member to give 

any course exclusively on the basis of Satisfactory/No Cred 
Beiser proposed his amendment because he felt that student; 
who were applying to graduate or professional schools were 
handicapped by having a transcript heavy with S grades. 
"The issue is," Beiser said during the faculty meeting debate 
"should the student have the right to go to the professor anc 
say, 'I want you to certify my work in a notation that will 
have some meaning in the outside world.' " j 

Apparently a large number of students do not consider 
that right to be very compelling. About 2,400 undergraduate 
— over half of the student body — signed a petition supportin 
the present grading system. The Educational Policy CommitHJ 
tee, which advises the faculty on matters pertaining to the 
curriculum, found its members split into three almost equal 
camps so it decided to present all three options to the faculty 
rather than "attempting to paper over our very deep divi- . 

The faculty debated not only the pros and cons of allow 
ing instructors the right to offer a course on the basis of 
S/NC, but also the merits of a compromise proposal which 
would require an instructor who felt that the subject matter ' 
of his course made an A-B-C evaluation impossible to peti- 
tion the appropriate committee for permission to offer the 
course on an S/NC basis. 

The debate during the faculty meeting centered around 
two conflicting factors: what is pedagogically desirable for 
students and what professional schools require in the way of j 
credentials. It seems that law schools, especially, have been | 
slow to warm to the idea of accepting students with a heavy ; 
dose of Satisfactory grades. However, Jon Rogers, a student 
member of the Educational Policy Committee, did a study 
which, although it relied on limited data, seemed to indicate 
that there is a higher correlation between law board scores 
and admission to a good law school than there is between thi 
number of Satisfactory grades taken and admission to law 

Faculty members who were in favor of retaining the pre 
ent dual system argued that a course which is offered only 0/ 
an S/NC basis provides a different educational experience 
from one where some of the students were competing for 
grades and others were not. The results of a student opinion 
survey taken by the Educational Policy Committee added 
weight to this contention. Assistant Professor of English Joh 
Emigh maintained that more processes are open as a way of 
learning in courses that are offered S/NC only and that stu- 
dents can work cooperatively on projects and have a more 
relaxed relationship with the teacher. 

After extended debate, the faculty voted 70-54 to leave 
the grading system as it is — so the instructor retains the op- 
tion of offering any course only on the Satisfactory/No Crec 
basis. It seemed certain, however, that this would not be the 
last time that elements of the New Curriculum would be cha ( 
lenged by those who found themselves in disagreement withi 
them, either for philosophical or pragmatic reasons. ^j 


CommeiKement Pops Concert 

Saturday, June 2, 1973 On the College Green, 9 to 11 p.m. 

Mary Costa, the star of the new MGM movie, "The Great 
Waltz," will be the featured performer at the 9th annual 
Commencement Pops Concert. The MetropoUtan Opera 
star is equally at home in Operette and for her part of the 
program will present "A Night in Vienna." Miss Costa will 
appear with the R. 1. Philharmonic Orchestra, with 
Francis Madeira conducting. As in the past, sponsorship is 
by the Brown Club of Rhode Island and the Pembroke 
College Club of Providence. 

Tickets for the Pops are $7 and $4.50, with reserved 
tables of 10 available for $70 and $45, respectively. Patron 
tables in a preferred location are $120 and include 10 
tickets and the name of the patron in the printed 
program. Checks should be made payable to Brown Club 
of Rhode Island and mailed to Commencement Pops 
Concert, Box 1859, Brown University, Providence, R. I. 
02912. Tickets may also be picked up personally at 
Alumm House, 159 George Street.